Mandatory Court Conferences in Divorce Matters

It is quite possible that the only time you’ve ever stepped foot in a courthouse is for jury duty.  During the course of your divorce, however, you may have to appear in court several times before the hearing at which your divorce is finalized.    The below serves as a short primer on what you can expect during these appearances. Case Management Conference: This is a court conference scheduled soon after the parties have filed their divorce pleadings.  In many (although not all) cases, this will be the first time [...]

By |2018-04-20T15:18:36+00:00April 20th, 2018|Divorce, Divorce Tips, Family Court, Mediation And Arbitration|Comments Off on Mandatory Court Conferences in Divorce Matters

Putting Out (Camp)Fires: Divorce and Summer Camp

If freezing temperatures and forecasts for snow have you wishing for longer days and warmer weather, you may be looking ahead to summer.   And whether you’re divorcing or recently divorced, chances are you’ve given some thought to summer camp.  Summer camp for most New Jersey families is no longer a luxury, but a necessary child care alternative for working parents.  The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines contemplate a child’s basic needs: food, clothing and shelter, but what about the supplemental costs for raising a child? Fortunately, Appendix IX-A to [...]

By |2018-01-18T16:11:12+00:00January 18th, 2018|Child Support, Children, Divorce, Family Court|Comments Off on Putting Out (Camp)Fires: Divorce and Summer Camp

The Family Court

People often wonder what the Family Court does and why divorces seem to take so long.  That is a complicated question, but it has mostly to do with the several types of cases the Family Court must hear, the proliferation of cases of each type, and a shortage of resources to address each case.In New Jersey, trial Courts are called the Superior Court.  The Superior Court consists of the Civil Part, the Criminal Part and the Chancery Division.  The Family Part (or Family Court) is part of the Chancery Division.The [...]

By |2017-03-03T21:58:09+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Family Court|Comments Off on The Family Court
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