Custody

Separation and Custody: Should You Move Out?

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Deciding to separate from your spouse prior to or during divorce is a big decision.  In situations involving domestic violence, the alleged offending spouse can be ordered to leave.  But in most cases, one spouse or the other must make the decision to leave.  You may wonder if there are consequences – especially regarding custody or […]

Alimony

MYTHBUSTERS

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As I have said so many times before, every legal case is different and one cannot be compared to any other.  The outcome of your friend or neighbor’s legal case is generally irrelevant to your own.  However, in an effort to educate in a general sense, I offer the following fictional scenarios (with made-up names, of course) which may give the reader helpful information to […]

Custody

Trick or Treat?

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Halloween will be here before you know it.  Many  kids have already snagged the Party City catalog to scan the costume selection.  If your kids are like mine, they’ve changed their mind on their costume three times already!  Single or divorced parents may often wonder if their children would ever be able to come to their neighborhood on trick-or-treat […]

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Parental Alienation: Subtle Aggression

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The term “parental alienation” has been tossed around for years.  In New Jersey however, it is not a formally recognized cause of action.   As recently as 2014 the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a trial court for basing a custody determination on eight Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) criteria that the trial judge drew from […]