Patricia Apy Addresses a Congressional Hearing on the Goldman Act

As Published on - View the original article. 'This is not going away': Red Bank lawyer says US must use Goldman Act to return kids The international child abduction ordeal of Tinton Falls' David and Sean Goldman sparked a law to help bring such kids home. It's not being enforced. Jerry Carino Asbury Park Press Twelve years after she helped bring abducted Tinton Falls child Sean Goldman home to his father David — a much-publicized saga that involved five years of legal wrangling with Brazil — Red Bank attorney [...]

By |2021-10-14T14:59:17+00:00October 13th, 2021|Goldman Act|Comments Off on Patricia Apy Addresses a Congressional Hearing on the Goldman Act

No Foolin’

April Fool’s Day marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. We remain committed to providing quality, professional representation to our family law clients. Each case is unique and our approach in each case in tailored to the unique characteristics of each family. A cookie cutter approach will never do. When Bonnie Reiss, Tricia Apy, and I got together twenty-five years ago we had a common purpose. We wanted to give the personal attention that our clients deserved, but was getting increasingly difficult to [...]

By |2021-04-05T21:13:25+00:00April 5th, 2021|The Firm|Comments Off on No Foolin’

Happy Ten Years, CM

In celebration of Community Magazine’s nostalgic look back in this Tenth Anniversary Edition, my first Divorce Talk (An Introduction, May 2012) is reprinted below. Some things have changed. I’m older and have now been practicing forty-four years. We’re living through a surreal global pandemic. And breaking news gets more bizarre each day. Some things, however, really haven’t changed, making the subject of my first Divorce Talk as relevant today as it was more than eight years ago An Introduction In my thirty five years as a family lawyer I have represented [...]

By |2020-11-05T16:52:57+00:00November 5th, 2020|Community Magazine, Divorce|Comments Off on Happy Ten Years, CM

Movies in Quarantine

“Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.” Groucho Marx, movie actor. “I have learned that, not diamonds, but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.” Zsa Zsa Gabor, movie actress. Movies have been a popular diversion during the pandemic. What better time to see how movies have handled divorce through the years? A popular topic since the advent of silent movies, A Bill of Divorcement (1922) was one of the first. Ten years later the remake starred John Barrymore and Katherine Hepburn and sound. The movie made Hepburn an instant star. Divorce movies-comedies, dramas, foreign films-have been made [...]

By |2020-11-05T16:46:28+00:00November 5th, 2020|Quarantine|Comments Off on Movies in Quarantine

Covid and the Courts

As you can imagine, the pandemic has impacted the Family Court as much as it has every other aspect of life. However, through the leadership of Chief Justice Rabner and Judge Grant, the Administrative Director of the Courts, the court system has been functioning reasonably well under the circumstances. Initially, judges and court staff were not permitted to be physically in the courthouse. Currently, no more than 25% of judges and staff are allowed in the courthouse at any given time. As a result, mail was not being processed promptly and efficiently. This led to the implemen-tation of a new online system [...]

By |2020-11-05T16:38:11+00:00November 5th, 2020|Covid-19|Comments Off on Covid and the Courts

Pro Bono

Lawyers share a deep sense of responsibility to provide legal services to those who cannot afford to retain counsel. The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County is celebrating its seventieth year of enlisting volunteers from the Monmouth Bar Association to do just that. The Legal Aid Society is governed by a hardworking Board of Trustees, comprised of lawyers and lay people who give countless hours of their time to administer the program, screen cases, enlist volunteer attorneys, assign cases to volunteers, and obtain feedback when each case is finished. That information is taken into account in evaluating how the program can [...]

By |2020-11-04T20:38:42+00:00July 16th, 2020|Pro Bono, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pro Bono

Paras Apy & Reiss Partner, Peter C. Paras, Selected for Prestigious O’Hern Award

June 16, 2020 - Peter C. Paras, Esq., a partner in the firm of Paras Apy &  Reiss, has been selected to receive the highly prestigious Daniel J. O’Hern Award.  This award is given to “an attorney who has demonstrated remarkable generosity” in providing legal services to members of the community who cannot afford paid legal services.  The award is named for a former New Jersey Supreme Court justice, Daniel J. O’Hern, a Monmouth County resident who was hailed for his keen intellect, unmatched ethical standards and commitment to [...]

By |2020-06-17T14:36:00+00:00June 16th, 2020|The Firm|Comments Off on Paras Apy & Reiss Partner, Peter C. Paras, Selected for Prestigious O’Hern Award

In-Home Social Distancing

We are all living with numerous added sources of stress these days. Some people have lost jobs. Some have health or life-threatening jobs. Children are home twenty-four hours a day. Home schooling still has several weeks to go. Hospitals are over extended. And, people are getting very sick. Some are dying. When these stressors are added to the emotional upheaval that inevitably comes with the deterioration of a marriage it can create the potential for disaster. Lost income can mean the inability to pay bills, which can trigger the loss of assets or, at least, the very real fear that assets could [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:36:08+00:00June 16th, 2020|Covid-19|Comments Off on In-Home Social Distancing

Parenting Time in a Coronavirus World

We are living through a scary time. The pandemic has us confined to home for the most part. Covid-19 is a highly contagious, insidious disease that is often fatal. Although its impact is disproportionately felt in older and medically vulnerable populations, no segment of the world’s population is safe. Children, too, are at risk. We are encouraged – in fact, required - to distance ourselves from others to slow the spread of the disease and to “flatten the curve”. Health and safety are, as they always should be, our primary concerns. And so, how [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:36:40+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Covid-19|Comments Off on Parenting Time in a Coronavirus World

Best Law Firms

“Today, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publicly announce the Tenth Edition of the “Best Law Firms’ rankings.  Congratulations to your firm on being included in this elite and extremely impressive group.”  The receipt of this email thrust Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. into the upper echelon of peer reviewed law firms. Although the firm had been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” since 2017, Paras, Apy & Reiss was selected as a Best Law Firm, New Jersey Metro – Tier 1 in Family Law for 2020. [...]

By |2019-11-22T15:48:08+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Best Law Firms
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