Bergen County Ex-Husband Fighting Alimony Denied Release

Update 10/28/13: Ari Schochet won a stay of his incarceration from the New Jersey Supreme Court. The stay allowed Mr. Schochet to file an appeal. That appeal, now before Judge Jonathan Harris, poses the question: Do all parents who are behind bars for arrears on support payments have the right to an ability-to-pay hearing before being locked up?


In Bergen County, Ari Schochet, a former Wall Street portfolio manager, has been ordered by New Jersey Family Court Judge Ronny Jo Siegel to spend nights and weekends locked inside a county jail unless he hands over a lump sum of $25,000 toward more than $233,000 in unpaid alimony. Continue reading

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Allen Iverson’s Ex-Wife Seeks $1.2 Million for Child Support Trust

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Have you been following the ongoing legal battle between recently retired NBA superstar Allen Iverson and his ex-wife, Tawanna? The latest development involves payment of back child support and whether or not Iverson can be made to pay all upcoming payments through 2026 in a single lump sum child support payment of $1,272,000. Continue reading

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Controversy Brewing in the George Zimmerman Divorce?

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Last week, it was announced that Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, the Florida homeowner who was acquitted of murder in the Trayvon Martin trial, has filed for divorce. What’s the latest? Continue reading

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Divorce & Adultery: Is It Cheating To Have An Emotional Affair?

It started off innocently enough. Amy (name changed), age 39 and married for 10 years, received a friend request on Facebook from Scott, her first “real” boyfriend in college. Continue reading

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Telling The Difference Between Marital & Separate Property

When you divorce in New Jersey, it’s the state’s equitable distribution law that lays the basis for how a couple’s property is to be divided. Under New Jersey equitable distribution, property is classified as belonging to one of two categories, either it’s marital property, which is property considered owned by both you and your spouse; or it’s separate or non-marital property, which means it is something considered to belong to you or your spouse individually.

How can tell the difference between the two? Here are 10 quick and general guidelines for helping to determine whether the asset — or debt! — is marital or separate/non-marital property. Continue reading

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In Surrogacy Case, Infertile Woman Fights To Be Named Legal Mother

In its annual look back at notable law cases argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the past year, the New Jersey Law Journal highlights a case that divided the court on the rights of infertile women. Namely, should an infertile woman who uses a surrogate to have a baby be allowed to be named on the child’s birth certificate as mother, or is the woman required to go through the New Jersey adoption process first before being considered a child’s legal mother? Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Attorney Featured Speaker at Department of Families & Children Seminar

Weinberger Law Group is pleased to announce that associate attorney Veronica R. Norgaard, Esq. will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Young Lawyers 101 CLE Seminar: “Department of Families and Children 101,” held Thursday, November 14, 2013. The event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Bar Association. Continue reading

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10 Lessons Learned from Celebrity Divorces

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Celebrity divorces happen all the time. So what have these famous faces learned from their marital mistakes? Turns out, a lot! From finally loving yourself to being a better parent, check out the life lessons these 10 celebrities say have been a direct result of their divorce. Continue reading

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Divorce Vacations!

With Labor Day coming up soon, it’s the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. And if you are separated or recently divorced? Taking a solo trip may exactly what you need to feel refreshed and ready to embrace your new life. Where should you head on your first “divorce vacation”? Travel + Leisure magazine recently named its “Best Places to Travel After a Divorce,” a list of 20 destinations in the U.S. and around the world that fit the bill for newly divorced travelers — from spa trips to surfing school with others fresh off a break up. Continue reading

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Weinberger Law Group Cover Story for New Jersey Legal Leaders – Top Rated Lawyers

Congratulations to Bari Weinberger and staff at Weinberger Law Group! We’re pleased to announce that Bari and the rest of the Weinberger team are a featured lawyer/law firm cover story for New Jersey Legal Leaders – Top Rated Lawyers, an annual supplement compiled by ALM publications. Continue reading

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