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A Reminder that Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Are Powerful Tools in Seeking Appellate Review in Family Law Cases

April 21, 2017

Most practitioners that handle divorce, family law and complex custody cases know that it is axiomatic that...

Nuts and Bolts of Supplying Financial Documents in Post-Judgment Motions

April 11, 2017

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed a lower court ruling on a post-judgment motion in which...

Special Considerations for a Second Divorce

March 27, 2017

I recently read an article in The Huffington Post outlining the reasons why second marriages are more...

Changing Your Name Post Divorce

March 22, 2017

In my opinion, most people (typically women) decide whether or not to change their name to a maiden...

Pitfalls of Representing Yourself in a Divorce

March 16, 2017

It is common and often unfortunate that I meet with clients who decided, for whatever reason, that...

Filing Your Taxes During a Divorce: What to do?

March 13, 2017

April 18, 2017 is the 2016 tax filing deadline and it’s quickly approaching. The Government does not...

Marital Status a Consideration in Discrimination Claims Against Employers

February 23, 2017

My contributions to the Riker Danzig Family Law Blog are usually limited to matters dealing strictly with issues that squarely impact...

Just Words on Paper? What Custody Terms of Your MSA Really Mean

February 23, 2017

In the recent decision of a New Jersey family court, the standards for out-of-state relocation with a...

First state adopts divorce law regarding pets - will NJ follow?

February 23, 2017

I recently read an interesting article in The Huffington Post  about changes to Alaska’s divorce laws, requiring...

A Not-So Empty Nest and Child Support

February 23, 2017

Many people presume that child support automatically terminates upon a child’s attainment of the age of majority....

Agree to Disagree? Appealing Trial Court Orders Regarding Arbitration Awards

January 11, 2017

A recent Appellate Division opinion confirms the general rule that trial orders confirming, modifying or correcting an...

What is a Case Information Statement and Why Does It Matter?

January 11, 2017

In New Jersey, each litigant in a divorce must complete a Case Information Statement, (commonly referred to...

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