Celebrating National Adoption Day

By |2020-11-20T15:26:37-05:00November 20th, 2020|Family Law|

By: Lindsey Moskowitz MedvinNational Adoption Day falls on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving every year.  Our Courts and communities come together to finalize thousands of adoptions.  The day raises awareness of the number of children in foster care who are waiting to find permanent families.  The hope is always that children in foster care will [...]

Lindsey Moskowitz Medvin Inspires at Virtual Career Day

By |2020-07-23T12:55:48-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Company News, COVID-19, Family Law|

Attorney Lindsey Moskowitz Medvin didn’t let a pandemic prevent her from presenting at a Career Day at Marlboro Elementary School in Marlboro, New Jersey.  When the schools shut down, the school administration worked hard to be able to turn career day into a virtual event for the students and it was a huge success!  [...]

Utilizing a Parenting Coordinator in the Age of COVID-19

By |2020-04-06T15:15:13-05:00April 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Family Law|

By: Janine Danks Fox | Parenting Coordinator/Mediator In the best of circumstances, co-parenting can be difficult.  Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the challenges of co-parenting.  Now more than ever, it is critical that parents put their disputes aside with the mutual goal of ensuring that their children are protected from parental disputes. [...]

Navigating the Modification or Termination of Alimony Upon Retirement

By |2020-05-08T11:07:01-05:00March 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 [...]

NJ Supreme Court Rules Parents Can Use Binding, Non-Appealable Arbitration to Resolve Custody and Parenting Time Issues (Brian G. Paul).

By |2020-02-03T21:48:58-05:00January 6th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

In a precedent setting decision, Fawzy v. Fawzy, 199 N.J. 456 (2009), Brian Paul successfully convinced the New Jersey Supreme Court that parents in New Jersey should be permitted to utilize binding, non-appealable arbitration, with a decision maker of their choice, as a means of resolving custody and parenting time disputes. Arbitration is a process where litigants choose a [...]

New Jersey Supreme Court Agrees Father’s Request to Relocate to Florida with Parties’ 8 Year Old Daughter Should Be Denied as Inimical to the Child’s Best Interests.

By |2020-08-31T12:52:05-05:00January 5th, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Levine v. Bacon In Levine v. Bacon, 152 N.J. 436 (1998), the firm successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court that a custodial father’s attempt to relocate from New Jersey to Florida with his minor child would be contrary to the best interest of the child, inasmuch as the move would substantially interfere with [...]

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

By |2020-08-31T12:51:23-05:00January 4th, 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 [...]

10 Year Marriage Warrants Permanent Alimony (Barry D. Szaferman)

By |2020-08-31T12:50:23-05:00January 3rd, 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, [...]

Permanent Alimony Award in 12 Year Marriage Reversed (Brian G. Paul).

By |2020-08-31T12:49:22-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Divorce and Family Law Cases, Family Law, Verdicts and Settlements|

Weaver v. Weaver In Weaver v. Weaver, Brian G. Paul successfully convinced the Appellate Division that in an intermediate length marriage, such as the 10 year marriage in Hughes v. Hughes and the 12 year marriage in Weaver, the Trial Court must be required to analyze what actually occurred to both spouses during their marriage in order [...]

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