9/24/2015

Don’t Be a Meanie: A Child’s Perspective of her Divorced Parents Arguing

      Over the weekend, a divorced mother posted a video depicting her six-year-old daughter, Tiana, demanding that her mother and ex-husband “be friends” after Tiana witnessed them arguing.  It's a "must see" for any divorced or separated parent.  Click here to watch the video.

      In the video, Tiana was sitting on the stairs lecturing her mother:

4/18/2015

How Having a Special Needs Child Made Me a Better Family Law Attorney

     All of my clients share their most personal thoughts, feelings and experiences with me.  It’s the nature of my job as a family law attorney.  I work in a field that is highly emotional, judgmental  and frankly, sometimes physically and mentally draining.  I have seen my clients in the pits of despair, and I have also seen them draw from an inner strength they never knew existed.  This is why I love what I do.  I have the privilege of seeing people truly transform, sometimes not by choice,  but in ways they never thought possible. 

4/10/2015

You’ve Been Served for Divorce – On Facebook!

     Forget about the heartwarming videos of kittens playing and Throwback Thursday pictures.  The next message you get via Facebook may truly change your life forever. 

3/26/2015

Do Not Let Your Spouse Get Away with Hiding Assets!

     In the matter of Estate of Milagros Beltra v. Beltra, the Appellate Division again confirmed a trial court’s ability (and duty) to report a party’s unreported income (especially in the form of cash) and assets to the appropriate authorities. In Beltra, the trial court judge determined that the husband made substantial cash contributions towards the purchase of properties in Argentina and the Dominican Republic, made considerable deposits in foreign banks, and had interests in a number of businesses.

4/3/2014

Thinking About Appealing? Think Fast!

     It is an unfortunate yet common occurrence. A potential client meets with me to discuss whether he/she should appeal a trial judge’s decision. In reviewing the facts of the case and the judge’s ruling, it appears an appeal may be successful. However, when I look at the date of the judge’s Order, I noticed it was filed several months ago. After some further digging to confirm my unpleasant hunch, I look up at the potential client and say, “It’s too late. You’re out of time.”

4/3/2014

What to Look for In a Family Law Attorney in NJ: The Attorney-Client Dating Game

     Similar to finding a spouse, significant other, or therapist, you look for certain qualities that will provide you with the most rewarding relationship. Searching for a family law or divorce lawyer in New Jersey is no different. Here are (3) qualities to look for in a family law attorney:

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