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TARGETED ARBITRATION

Posted On : 30 October 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. How many times is a case stalled by one or two limited issues or problems?  How many times have you found that a discreet discovery issue stops the case dead in its tracks? The kneejerk reaction is to file a motion.  However, aside from the substantial time and money read more

Category : Arbitration

Reporting on Settled Cases

Posted On : 30 October 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.   I am sure that the following situation has happened to many of us: we are in the throes of negotiations, making progress, and have the issues just about resolved.  We just need a little more time.  But, we have a trial date scheduled for the next day or read more

CONFIDENTIALITY OF FAMILY COURT RECORDS – Is Change Coming?

Posted On : 01 August 2017 Author Charles Vuotto

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 Charles Vuotto
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