Navigating the Modification or Termination of Alimony Upon Retirement

By |2020-03-02T11:28:22-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Family Law|

An Article by: Janine Danks Fox, Esq. In September of 2014,  N.J.S.A. § 2A:34-23 was amended to clarify the standard that New Jersey Courts must rely upon to terminate or modify alimony upon a prospective or actual retirement.  Subsection (j) of the statute delineates different standards, identified as j(1), j(2) and j(3), each of [...]

Appellate Court Rules NJ Cannot Require Payment of College Expenses Not Required Under Original PA Child Support Order

By |2020-02-14T15:51:30-05:00January 11th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Brian G. Paul won a reversal in the Appellate Division on a precedent-setting interstate child support case. Under Pennsylvania law, a child becomes emancipated on the latter of their 18th birthday or their graduation from high school, meaning there is no obligation for parents to contribute to college expenses. In contrast, New Jersey courts have [...]

Denial of Alimony Award Reversed (Brian G. Paul)

By |2020-02-14T16:02:29-05:00January 11th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Morse v. Morse Brian G. Paul recently reversed a Trial Court’s denial of a multi-millionaire Wife’s request for alimony. The parties in this case were married for nearly 26 years in which the wife served in the traditional role of homemaker and primary caretaker to the parties’ three (3) children, while Defendant concentrated his marital [...]

10 Year Marriage Warrants Permanent Alimony

By |2020-01-29T19:56:30-05:00January 11th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Hughes v. Hughes In the landmark case of Hughes v. Hughes, 311 N.J.Super. 15 (App. Div. 1998), the firm changed the standard for setting alimony in the State of New Jersey when it successfully argued before the Appellate Division that a marriage of 10 years is not a short term marriage under today’s standards, [...]

Appellate Court Rules Against Permanent Alimony When Ex-Spouse Was Disabled Prior to Marriage

By |2020-02-14T16:17:35-05:00January 11th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Jackson V Jackson Brian G. Paul recently convinced the Appellate Division to affirm a trial court judge’s decision that rejected a permanently disabled wife’s request for permanent alimony after twelve years of marriage. In Jackson v. Jackson, the wife, who suffers from mental illness, was receiving social security disability benefits before the parties married. She [...]

Success Stories: Equity

By |2020-02-14T16:36:56-05:00January 10th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Litigation|

Seavey v. Long, 303 N.J. Super. 153 (App. Div. 1997) Jeffrey Blumstein representing Nan Long Our client’s husband died. As his widow, she was entitled to a widow’s benefit from the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System. However, the husband’s first wife obtained a Judgment from a trial court imposing a constructive trust on 70% of [...]

Appellate Division Affirms Transfer of Sole Custody to Father As Well As 15 Year Old Child’s Right to Decide Whether She Visits With Mother (Brian G. Paul).

By |2020-02-14T17:15:18-05:00January 10th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Brian G. Paul successfully represented a father in his quest to obtain a post-divorce transfer of custody of his then 15 and 10 year old children. At the time of the divorce several years earlier, the parties were granted joint legal custody of the children, with the mother designated as the children’s primary caretaker. [...]

Final Restraining Order Affirmed (Brian G. Paul).

By |2020-02-14T17:19:03-05:00January 10th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

J.C. v. J.M. In J.C. v. J.M., Brian G. Paul successfully represented a victim of domestic violence in the Appellate Division after her former boyfriend filed an appeal of the Trial Court’s entry of a Final Restraining Order in her favor. There, our client and her former boyfriend had a five year dating relationship. After our client [...]

Portions of Final Judgement of Divorce By Default Summarily Reversed and Vacated (Brian G. Paul).

By |2020-02-14T17:20:14-05:00January 10th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Hunter v. Humphrey Default was recently entered against a husband who had attempted to represent himself in a divorce action after he failed to file his Answer and Counterclaim on a timely basis. The husband filed a motion to vacate the default so that he would have an opportunity to participate in the divorce [...]