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Haddonfield Family Lawyers: NFL Stars and Celebrities Speak Out on Domestic Violence

The behavior of some high profile NFL players has cast a spotlight on the pervasive, and seldom discussed issue of domestic violence. The National Football League has responded to criticisms of its handling of these cases by teaming up with directors Mariska Hargitay, Tate Donovan, and Blair Underwood to produce a series of public service […]

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Haddonfield Family Lawyers Discuss New Agreement that Addresses Educating Children with Special Needs in New Jersey

A federal District Court Judge recently ratified an agreement that addresses the way in which New Jersey educates children with special needs.  The agreement puts to end a lawsuit that involved a coalition of disability rights advocates, including New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, the Education Law Center, the ARC of New Jersey and Statewide Parent […]

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Haddonfield Family Law Attorneys: Study Reveals Divorce Hits Children in Higher Income Families the Hardest

There is no question as to whether children are affected when their parents decide to divorce. How poorly they fare, however, seems to be related to the family’s income level; and children of higher income households are suffering the hardest. Researchers from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago used data from the National Longitudinal […]

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Haddonfield Family Lawyers Review Same-Sex Domestic Violence Study

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine published an article in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy in early September regarding same-sex domestic violence.  The researchers reviewed the data from other studies in order to examine the rate of domestic violence among same-sex couples in relation to opposite-sex couples. The review suggests same-sex couples experience a higher […]

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New Jersey’s Collaborative Law Act

By Thomas Roberto, Esq. Most of the recent headlines across the state have focused on the changes to the law governing alimony brought about by the passing of Bill A845. But, Governor Christie also signed the Family Collaborative Law Act on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the same date on which he signed Bill A845. The […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Major Decision on Palimony

By Kevin Falkenstein, Esq. On September 25, 2014 the New Jersey Supreme Court in Maker v Ross ruled that the 2010 Amendment to the Statue of Frauds, N.J.S.A 25:1-5(h) does not apply retroactively and thus palimony agreements entered into prior to January 18, 2010 are enforceable even if they are not reduced to written agreements […]

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Cherry Hill Family Law Lawyers | A Different Kind of Violence

By Julie R. Freeman-Burick, Esq. In recent weeks, we have been bombarded with stories and revelations about domestic violence and the NFL. Ray Rice, his wife, Janay, and Roger Goodell have been a hot topic for discussion on every news and sports station’s broadcast. After that came horrific stories of Adrian Peterson and the child […]

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Cherry Hill Family Law Lawyers | Silent But Deadly

By Julie R. Freeman-Burick. Esq. We have all heard about Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson’s run-ins with abuse lately. While the NFL was busy breaking news, Oscar Pistorius was being found guilty in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp that took place on February 14, 2013. Was there really an intruder? Was Pistorius […]

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New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: “No Fault” vs. “Fault” Grounds for Divorce

There are two different types of divorce in New Jersey: a no-fault divorce or a fault divorce. In order to establish grounds for a no-fault divorce, the couple must either show that they have been separated for a minimum of 18 months with no possibility of re-uniting; or that they have had irreconcilable differences for […]

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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses New Alimony Reform Law

By Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq. On 9/10/14, Gov. Christie signed into law A 845 which significantly modifies our State’s alimony laws in numerous, important ways. That law takes effect immediately and cannot modify alimony obligations already in effect by way of a final judgment of divorce entered by a judge, by a settlement agreement, or […]

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