Monthly Archives: July 2014

Can New Jersey Parents Legally Spank Their Children?

In New York State, the headline-making court case this week was one apparently giving parents the legal green light to spank their kids. Issued Wednesday, the state Appellate Division found that a father’s spanking of an 8-year-old boy “was a … Continue reading

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What Is a Jewish Divorce “Get”?

Jewish divorce laws are in the news again as one woman brings her fight to obtain a Jewish “get” from her husband to social media in hopes of publicly pressuring him to hand over the only document that, under the … Continue reading

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Can An Adult Child With Power Of Attorney Handle An Elderly Parent’s Divorce?

Many grown ups in their 40s and 50s are part of the so-called “sandwich generation,” a growing group of adults who find themselves stuck in the middle caring for their own children and for the needs of their aging parents. … Continue reading

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Money, Cheating or Something Else? Survey Shows Why People Get Divorced

Citing the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” in divorce papers is often viewed as the easiest and most direct way in New Jersey to legally establish that a marriage is irretrievably broken down. But what exactly leads to the irretrievable marital … Continue reading

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Judge Delays Adds to Essex County Court Backlog

Governor Christie’s decision last week to withdraw eight New Jersey Superior Court nominees in Essex County has created another delay in filling the 22 vacancies in New Jersey’s busiest vicinage. It is unclear as to what will happen now in … Continue reading

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Will New Jersey Alimony Reform Be the Death of the Stay-At-Home Spouse?

If you’ve kept up with the headlines in New Jersey this past week, you may be aware that a long-awaited alimony reform bill concerning permanent “lifetime” alimony has been passed by both the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate and … Continue reading

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