Domestic Violence: Proving The Need For A Final Restraining Order

Get help for domestic violenceThe New Jersey courts strive to take domestic violence seriously, and, in this pursuit, the courts evaluate every situation where domestic violence is alleged. In some cases, the courts find that even though a defendant may indeed have harassed another, there simply may not be a need for a final restraining order. What factors are taken into consideration when making this decision? A recent court case sheds some light Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Publishes Four New Divorce and Family Law Guides

We are excited to announce the publication of four new titles in its our Family Law Jersey Style series of consumer legal guides: A Guide to Relationship Agreements  in New Jersey, A Guide to Alimony in New Jersey, A Guide to Property Division in New Jersey, and A Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution in New Jersey. Authored by our firm’s founder, family law expert Bari Z. Weinberger, each guide contains practical family law information that can be difficult for readers to find elsewhere. Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Named 10 Best Law Firm For Client Satisfaction

Best New Jersey Law Firm for Client SatisfactionOn behalf of our entire team, we are pleased to announce that Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group has been named one of the 10 Best Family Law Firms in New Jersey for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. The annual list honors exceptional performance by New Jersey divorce and family law firms. This year marks the second consecutive year that that Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group team has received the honor. Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Publishes Legal Guides to Child Custody & Child Support in New Jersey

child custody in new jerseyConcerned about child custody and child support? We are pleased to announced the publication A Guide to Child Custody in New Jersey and A Guide to Child Support in New Jersey, two of the newest titles in our Family Law Jersey Style series of consumer legal guides. Authored by Bari Z. Weinberger, our firm’s founder, both guides are designed to provide answers to questions about these topics commonly asked by parents in New Jersey. Read more

New Jersey Trial Court Says You Can Pay Child Support Directly To Your Children

paying child support for older childrenJudge Lawrence Jones, Superior Court judge in Ocean County, New Jersey recently ruled that a parent is permitted to pay his child support directly to his child, and not the child’s other parent. Could this happen in your child support arrangement?   Read more

Bari Weinberger Offers Divorce Tips, Answers in New Divorce Mag FAQs

Attorney Bari Z. Weinberger

Have questions about divorce and family law? Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group founder, family law expert Bari Weinberger was recently asked by Divorce Magazine to lend her authority to answer readers’ commonly asked questions regarding divorce, child custody and other family law issues. You can find Bari’s answers as part of the magazine’s library of Expert FAQs. Read more

Arrested for Not Paying Your Child Support: Are You At Risk?

enforcing unpaid child supportIn a recent article, it was reported that nearly 100 people in northern New Jersey were arrested for failure to pay their court-ordered child support. The arrests came the week of February 1, 2016 as part of a statewide sweep. In Bergen County, 67 people were arrested, and  over $37,000 of nearly $2.8 million of owed child support was collected. Is being arrested for unpaid support payments common?  Read more

Filing Tax Returns after Divorce, Part 2

child support, alimony and taxesIn a recent post we looked at some aspects of income tax filing for newly separated or divorced individuals, including filing status and treatment of dependent exemptions. Today, we will look at some of the tax implications of child support or spousal support payments. This information may be helpful not only to those currently working on 2015 tax returns, but also to those in the process of negotiating marital settlement agreements that include support provisions. Divorcing spouses sometimes overlook tax implications that can have a significant impact on each spouse’s post-divorce financial condition.   Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Attorneys Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars in 2016

Super Lawyers 2016
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is delighted to announce that six of our attorneys have been named 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers or 2016 New Jersey Rising Stars, by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  Read more

Recognizing The Signs Of Spousal Abuse In Men …And What To Do Next

help for male victims of domestic violenceMen, like women, can be victims of intimate partner abuse, but they often keep silent about domestic violence out of shame. They’re afraid no one will believe them, or they’ll be ridiculed: how could a man be so “weak” that he lets a woman beat him up? Sometimes they don’t recognize that abuse doesn’t always involve kicks and punches. Name-calling, putdowns, mind-games, and manipulation are trademarks of psychological abuse, which can be more insidious than physical abuse because it doesn’t leave marks. Read more