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CONFIDENTIALITY OF FAMILY COURT RECORDS – Is Change Coming?

Posted On : 01 August 2017 Author Michael Purazzo

As we all know, family court records for the most part are open to the public pursuant to Rule1:38.[i] Although there are some limited exceptions under the rule[ii], they still do not provide full protection to the privacy and sanctity of our families, especially the children who find themselves involved in family court proceedings.[iii] This read more

Category : Court Procedures

Domestic Violence FRO Duration: Should Final Restraining Orders Have Expiration Dates?

Posted On : 22 May 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

As we all know, the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA)1 provides for the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) to protect a victim of domestic violence upon the finding that one of the predicate acts occurred, and that the issuance of the FRO is necessary to protect the victim.2 There is read more

Category : Domestic Violence

It’s the Holiday Spirit!

Posted On : 04 February 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

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Top 10 Things to Know About Divorce in New Jersey

Posted On : 27 January 2017 Author seo
Category : Arbitration

Judicial Salaries in New Jersey—Action Required

Posted On : 17 January 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

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Are Non-Relocation Clauses in Divorce Agreements Enforceable?

Posted On : 22 July 2016 Author Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. Can parties agree to provisions barring a custodial parent from relocating with his or her child out of the state? This question has just been answered by the Appellate Division in the unreported decision of Bisbing v. Bisbing.[1]  In Bisbing the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) provided that the read more

SENSITIVITY IN THE DIVORCE PROCESS

Posted On : 22 July 2016 Author Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. And Carly DeCotiis, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS, CCS We all know that divorce is a very stressful occurrence in anyone’s life. It is stressful not only for the parties and their children, but also for the lawyers and even the judges involved. However, the authors posit that there are read more

Is the New Alimony Statute Applicable to Cases in the Pipeline?

Posted On : 22 June 2016 Author Charles Vuotto

by Charles F. Vuotto Jr. and Cheryl E. Connors   The newly revised alimony statute became effective on Sept. 10, 2014. This article addresses the question of whether cases ‘in the pipeline’ should be resolved in accordance with the new alimony statute, even if a ruling or judgment was entered in that case prior to read more

Category : Alimony

Avoiding a Harrington Hearing

Posted On : 22 July 2016 Author Charles Vuotto

By Jane R. Altman How many times do we leave an adversary’s office, a mediator’s office, or the courthouse after hours or days of intensive settlement negotiations believing we have finally settled that old case only to learn the next morning that someone has reneged? Your client or his or her spouse has, overnight, reconsidered read more

The Year Concludes, but the Journey Continues

Posted On : 22 July 2016 Author Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto Jr. As my year as chair comes to an end , I wish to take this time to thank everyone who helped make this year a success, and consider what has been accomplished to further the mission of the section.As detailed in our recently updated bylaws,our mission is to serve as read more