• Happy 18th Birthday! Your College-Aged Child is an Adult. Now What?
    Believe it or not, as of your child's 18th birthday, your child graduated from being a "minor" to becoming a "legal adult." While your child is home from college this… Read more »
  • Talking To Your Kids About Prenuptial Agreements
    If you have been divorced, you may be excited and yet anxious when your child decides to marry. You may be happy that she has found love, but you may… Read more »
  • Tips to Keep in Mind When Child Support Needs to Change
    A common misperception arises as to when child support amounts change. As a general rule, parents are required to exchange tax returns each year during the period of time that… Read more »
  • Make Sure To Enter QDROs At The Time Of Divorce
    We recently received a favorable appellate decision on behalf of our client whose ex-husband tried to manipulate their divorce agreement regarding distribution of his New Jersey PERS pension (“pension”) nearly… Read more »
  • Who Decides the Funeral Arrangements?
    The days following a loved-one’s death is a time for mourning and reflection. Unfortunately, during this already-difficult time, decisions must be made quickly concerning the disposition of the deceased person’s… Read more »
  • The Inability Or Refusal To Settle By The Lawyer, Not The Litigant
    In one of the earliest posts I did on this blog going back ten years or more, I posited that you can only really settle when the time is right… Read more »
  • Parental Alienation is Not an Allegation to be Used Lightly
    Parental alienation is a term used in family law cases and typically found in families involved in high-conflict divorce or separation.  It is also known as resist/refuse parent-child relational problems. Many… Read more »
  • Child Support and Gifting
    As a divorce lawyer who also does some probate litigation and trusts and estate work, I have always been interested in the interplay between divorce and trusts and estates. Recently,… Read more »
  • How Long Do I Have To Pay Child Support?
    The answer to this question varies by state. There is usually a statute or rule of law directly on point that gives a clear answer. But there are a number… Read more »
  • Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Making Them
    As estate planners, we have seen it all over the years. What we have learned is that people make some common mistakes. Whether due to procrastination, lack of follow through,… Read more »