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Alternatives for Domestic Violence Offers DV Counseling Program For Korean Community

Help for Domestic Violence in the Korean CommunityDomestic violence can affect people of all backgrounds and walks of life. But in New Jersey’s Korean community, spousal or partner abuse is of special concern as language barriers and cultural norms may prevent victims for reaching out for the protection they need. What can be done to better support the Korean community? Here’s how Alternatives for Domestic Violence, a long-standing Bergen County domestic violence organization, is stepping up to help. Read more

NJ Court News: New Role for Family Court Judge Bonnie Mizdol

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New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner made the announcement this week that Superior Court Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol will lead the Bergen Vicinage as Assignment Judge beginning May 1. Mizdol has served as the Presiding Judge of the Family Division of state Superior Court in Hackensack for the past seven years. Read more

Bergen County Suspends Lengthy Divorce & Family Law Trials

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If you live in Bergen County and have a divorce or family law matter headed for trial, get ready for a possible delay or change of venue. In a newly released statement, Bergen County Assignment Judge Peter Doyne has announced a halt to lengthy trials in civil and family cases starting next month. As of September 15, no Civil or Criminal Division trials will be conducted if they are expected to last longer than two weeks, subject to the discretion of the presiding judge. Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Announces New NJ Family Law Offices in Bergen & Somerset Counties


To better serve our clients, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group announces the opening of two new family law office locations! In addition to our Parsippany and Freehold locations, we now have offices in Hackensack and Bernards/Basking Ridge. All four offices are now open and ready to serve your NJ divorce and family law needs! If you are new to our firm, we encourage you to schedule your initial consultation at whichever branch is most convenient for you. Read more

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. Read more