Custody

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 […]

Divorce

“Adulting” During Divorce: Yes, Please!

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Relationships are hard…even the great ones.  Divorce… brings out the worst in people.  I don’t mean just bad feelings.  I mean bad behavior.  Nasty texts, keying cars, drunken rants, lavish spending sprees; divorce attorneys have seen and heard about all of it.  You might think that an attorney would be happy to have a client […]

Divorce

WHY LAWYERS CRINGE AT THE “F” WORD IN DIVORCE

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Oh, that word.  That horrible, caustic, offensive word.  Fair.  I cringe just writing it.   Very few things in life are fair.  Our loved ones die, its not fair.  Kids fight over toys, its not fair.  And, your ex will get overnight parenting time or part of your retirement account; is it fair? In the legal system, […]