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Under New Jersey’s New Child Relocation Standard, Best Interests is King

Posted in Custody, New Jersey, Relocation
In a much anticipated decision issued on August 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Bisbing v. Bisbing overturned the well-established standard applied by courts in determining whether a primary custodian should be permitted to relocate out-of-state with a minor child. The Bisbing Court abandoned the two-prong test for relocation which the Court… Continue Reading

New Jersey’s “New” Termination of Child Support Statute

Posted in Child Support, Emancipation, New Jersey
On February 1, 2017, New Jersey’s “new” Termination of Child Support Statute went into effect. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which was signed into law on January 19, 2016 by Governor Christie, has potential to dramatically impact the duration of child support obligations in New Jersey. The new statute applies to all orders issued prior… Continue Reading

Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk… Continue Reading

What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Workshop

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey, Uncategorized
Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk… Continue Reading

Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce.  Maybe you think you could have gotten more money from your spouse, maybe you think you were pressured into entering into… Continue Reading

How to Obtain Financial Support During a Divorce in New Jersey

Posted in New Jersey, Separation, Support, Uncategorized
Many people facing divorce are nervous about filing the complaint for divorce because they are worried they won’t have enough money during the divorce litigation. Our New Jersey divorce lawyers, Shari B. Veisblatt and Amy Rukuson, discuss a motion that they can file early on in your case that will protect you during the divorce.  To see more helpful… Continue Reading

Divorce Does Not End Parenthood

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
For many divorced parents, the thought of having to share parenting responsibilities with the person who has hurt you emotionally and/or financially may seem like an impossible challenge. However, even though your relationship as husband and wife is over, your relationship as mother and father continues for as long as you and your children are… Continue Reading

Family Law for Unmarried Parents: Relief From the Court for Your Child

Posted in Child Support, New Jersey
Our Cherry Hill child support lawyers are frequently asked questions regarding family law matters for unmarried individuals, such as “How do I seek relief from the court regarding my child if I am not married?” There have been a lot of changes in the court system about how these matters are now handled. For example,… Continue Reading

Dog Owners: Beware of Divorce

Posted in Custody, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Pets
Divorce takes an emotional toll on all families. For over 60% of the households in the United States, that also includes their pets. While all courts are required to address custody matters involving children, most states are not required to handle custody of the parties’ other children: their pets. For example, Pennsylvania treats pets as… Continue Reading

What the New Alimony Law in New Jersey Means for You

Posted in Alimony, New Jersey, Support
On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony guidelines, it imposes restrictions on the duration of alimony and provides guidance on when alimony may be reduced, suspended or terminated.… Continue Reading

New Jersey Naming Law: Can I Name My Child Anything I Want?

Posted in New Jersey
The choice of what to name your child is often a process that parents take great care in selecting—conducting countless Internet searches, pouring over “baby name” books, and researching family histories to find the perfect name for their newborn. While a person’s name, especially a child’s name, is generally viewed as an important and determinative… Continue Reading

Common Law Marriage – Fact or Fiction?

Posted in Common Law Marriage, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Obermayer family law attorney Stephanie Winegrad answers questions about common law marriage in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In Pennsylvania you can no longer enter into a common law marriage? FACT:  In 2005, Pennsylvania abolished common law marriages prospectively.  Common law marriages entered prior to 2005 are still valid.              … Continue Reading

Settlement Agreements: What if Your Former Spouse is Not Complying?

Posted in New Jersey, Uncategorized
Going through the divorce process is extremely difficult. Remembering that “this too shall pass” is a mantra that clients often find helpful. Unfortunately, not all divorces end upon receiving the Final Judgment of Divorce. So, what happens when your spouse refuses to comply with the terms of the agreement that you have reached? Not to worry, there is… Continue Reading

Can I Get This Marriage Annulled?

Posted in Annulment, Divorce, New Jersey
We often read about celebrities getting marriages annulled, from Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney (four month marriage), to Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (nine day marriage). Celebrities make it look easy:  if the marriage is only a few days or months long, it can be annulled. Unfortunately, in New Jersey, it is not that simple and a… Continue Reading