Currently Browsing:New Jersey Family Law

10 Signs You May be Heading for a Divorce

  RED FLAG #10: If your spouse no longer wants to have sex with you, you may be heading for divorce. While there are a million reasons why parties may be tired by the time they hit the bed, sex is an integral part of a healthy marriage. It provides a way to connect with […]

Residential Custody awarded to 3 parents in New Jersey Court Ruling

A New Jersey family court judge recently awarded residential custody  to three people—the biological father( Darren), his same-sex spouse( Sam), and the biological mother ( Kitty). After 19 days of trial, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Wauters issued a 67 page decision addressing a unique custody setting involving three people who believed that they were […]

Termination of Alimony based on “Cohabitation” under NJ’s “new” Alimony Reform Act – a balancing act between dating and cohabitating for alimony termination purposes.

A Superior Court Judge in Morristown must decide that issue in the case of a Mendham Township man who is seeking to terminate his alimony obligation to his former wife. She lives in a separate house in Mendham Township and has a boyfriend, who she says lives elsewhere. Her ex-husband insists they are, in effect, […]

What Not to Do in a Custody Battle in the New Jersey Family Court

Unfortunately, it happens. Sometimes parents are unable to agree upon where their children should primarily reside (or which parent their children should live with) when they have separated or have filed for divorce. Sometimes, both sides feel that their children should primarily reside with themselves and that they are the “better” parent. When there is […]

Issuance of a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order under New Jersey Law

Under NJ family law, the issuance of a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order does not require physical violence nor even the threat of physical violence. In NJ, there are 14 separate criminal type actions that can give rise to the filing of a domestic violence complaint. Of those 14 actions, “Harassment” is the most commonly […]