WLG Attorney Raquel Vallejo Named NJ Hispanic Bar Association Trustee

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group associate Raquel Vallejo, Esq. has been sworn in as a Trustee for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, representing Union County. Ms. Vallejo was recognized at HBA-NJ’s 34th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony, held October 30 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Hills, NJ. Read more

Co-Parenting When You Really Can’t Stand Your Former Spouse

Let’s face it, divorce can be messy. While the goal for many couples is get to a place of peace with one another, it can take time — often a great deal of time — to get there. If you and your soon-to-be former spouse don’t have children, taking a break during the divorce process is as easy as letting his or her calls go to voice mail when you don’t want to talk. But what about when children are added to the mix? Dealing with issues such as child custody arrangements, who helps your child with his homework, and who gets called in case of emergency at school, typically require both parents to communicate frequently and stay in close touch. Read more

What Happens to Your Civil Union When You Marry?

With same-sex marriage now legal in New Jersey for a little over a week, questions have been popping up concerning some of the finer points of couples obtaining marriage licenses, especially those already in civil unions or domestic partnerships. Here are some common questions we’ve been hearing: Read more

Actor Jon Cryer’s Ex-Wife Demands $80K/Month Increase in Child Support

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Jon Cryer, star of CBS’s long-running sitcom, Two and a Half Men, and one of the highest paid actors on TV, is being asked by ex-wife Sarah Trigger to increase his child support payments from $8,000 per month to support their minor son to $88,000 per month. Read more

Monmouth County Courthouse Increases Spanish Language Services

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Visitors to the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold may notice changes that have been made recently to signage and informational services throughout the building. In an effort to accommodate Spanish-speaking litigants, the courthouse has implemented a number of measures to help non-English speakers and those more comfortable in the Spanish language to access services and find their way to their assigned courtroom. Read more

Bari Weinberger To Lead Divorce Law Education Seminar

Family law attorney Bari Z. Weinberger, founder and managing  partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, will be a featured instructor at the upcoming legal seminar, Divorce Law Guide from A to Z, sponsored by the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education for Professionals program. Read more

Understanding the Signs of Parental Alienation

Your child’s other parent won’t let you talk on the phone to your son or daughter. Your child acts shy or resentful around you until it finally comes out that your ex has been saying some pretty awful things about you behind your back. And then one day, you go to your designated location to pick up your child for the weekend only to find no one there. When you text your former spouse to ask what’s going on, you receive a reply telling you that your child doesn’t want to see you. Is this the truth — or is it parental alienation? Read more

Asset Division: Making A List Of Marital Property

When you are asked as part of your divorce to make a list of all marital (jointly owned) property, what should you include? Every couple will have a unique set of assets to list, from the family home to home electronics. If you are just getting started, here’s a quick rundown of common items to include as you gear up to divide marital assets. Read more

NJ Same Sex Marriage Approved to Begin Monday

Update 2: On 10/21, the Christie administration withdrew its appeal of the court ruling allowing same sex marriage in New Jersey.

Update 1: To understand the legal road to gay marriage in New Jersey, read our new article, Status of Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey.

Same sex marriages in New Jersey can begin this Monday, October 21, the state’s Supreme Court ruled today. Justices on the state’s highest court were unanimous in denying the Christie administration’s request to issue a stay of a lower court ruling allowing gay couples to marry. (The details of the initial ruling can be found here: Judge: Gay Couples in New Jersey Can Marry As Early As October 21). Read more

High or Low Retainers: Which Is Best When Hiring An Attorney?

If you are contemplating divorce or are engaged in a child custody, child custody, or alimony dispute post-divorce, having a family attorney by your side to guide you through the legal process concerning your matter is critical. However, with no shortage of New Jersey family law attorneys to pick from, who should you hire to be your lawyer? Read more