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Alimony in New Jersey
Many people getting divorced are concerned about alimony (also referred to as spousal support). They're not sure if they have to pay, and if so, how much and for how long. Perhaps more than anything else, alimony sticks the most in litigants' craws. When folks get divorced, most of the time they want to be done with their former spouse. A weekly or...
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Domestic Violence in a Landlord Tenant Context
Pursuant to N.J.S.A.46:8-9.4, et seq., a tenant may break a lease if a victim of domestic violence. The tenant must provide to the landlord written notice that the tenant or his/her child faces “an imminent threat of serious physical harm” from another “named person” if the tenant remains on the leased premises, and any of t...
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What does custody mean?
Many times when people come into my office, they tell me that they want "sole custody." Everyone seems to have a different definition of what "sole custody" means to them. Sometimes that person wants the child to live with him or her, while other times the person does not want the other parent to have anything to do with the child. Before anything...
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Interference with Parenting Time
In New Jersey, the Courts take custody and parenting time matters very seriously, as well it should. If a Judge finds that a parent or guardian has interfered with another parent's time with their child, the Court can order one or more of the following: (1) compensatory time with the children; (2) economic sanctions, including but not limited to t...
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