Mondaq USA: Family and Matrimonial
Fox Rothschild LLP
While our blog has focused exclusively on New Jersey family law since its inception almost 8 years ago (yes, it has been that long), we also focus our practice on New York family law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
There are countless reasons to file a motion with the court asking for help.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Resolving issues pertaining to a divorce matter are not only costly and challenging, but if parties' choose to litigate their issues before a sitting Family Part Judge, their dirty laundry becomes public record.
Anderson Kill
The meaning of "family" has undergone some radical changes in recent years, and now encom¬passes same-sex couples (married to each other or not), blended families, single mothers, and even children conceived and born after the death of their biological father.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The question of a parent's mental health often arises in the midst of a custody dispute, with a family court judge faced with the difficult questions of whether there actually exists a mental health issue ,,
Fox Rothschild LLP
As we reported last month, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 imposes basis reporting requirements on executors for certain estates filing federal estate tax returns after July 31, 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, which was signed by President Obama on July 31, includes a provision which increases the compliance burden for many estates.
Burns & Levinson LLP
Privilege is one of the most important legal concepts that an attorney can be versed in. Inadvertently waiving the attorney/client privilege or the psychotherapist/patient privilege, ..
Goulston & Storrs
By way of background, the decedent died on February 25, 2000. While admitted to the hospital, the decedent communicated his testamentary wishes (i.e., who would get what) to a friend...
Burns & Levinson LLP
Privileges in litigation are important tools they generally mean information can be withheld from the other side and the court because the privilege exists.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A recent client meeting reminded me of the iconic Smashing Pumpkins album – Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness.
Fox Rothschild LLP
There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process.
Fox Rothschild LLP
There can be no doubt that the Family Court deals with difficult situations on a daily basis.
Burns & Levinson LLP
A 504 Plan is a specialized education plan for a child who hasn't been designated as eligible for special education services.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Prior posts have explored the best interest factors that the Family Court must consider in connection with a petition for custody or visitation.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Earlier this month, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal released its opinion in the matter of Zelman v. Zelman, Case No. 4D14-1858 (4th DCA September 2, 2015).
Fox Rothschild LLP
In April, 2014 the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis published a monograph on financial status of older Americans. It corroborated a trend that has been evolving for several decades.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The September § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.2%, which is the same as last month.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Timothy Harris was the father of two children. In 2013, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families ("DCSF") sought and obtained custody of the children.
Burns & Levinson LLP
Although summer has come to a close, lots of families continue to hit the roads (and even the seas and air) on vacation over long weekends, holidays and school vacations.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
"Whereas victims rarely know how to use the law in their favor, the aggressor instinctively deploys the necessary maneuvers. Abusive behavior can be used to find fault in a divorce action. But how can one keep track of guilt by innuendo?"
Holland & Knight
Although the divorce rate has decreased (according to the The New York Times, the divorce rate is no longer 50%), the issue of what constitutes marital property continues to plague courts in many jurisdictions.
In determining the Fair Market Value ("FMV") for income tax purposes, "valuation discounts" are usually the most contested items when it comes to family-held minority shares.
Fox Rothschild LLP
After years of legislative debate, alimony reform arrived in New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2014, when Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that went into immediate effect.
Ice Miller LLP
Clients who jump into joint ownership of their homes to circumvent probate may land in unintended situations that other strategies could avoid.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A panel decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court on December 23, 2014 informs us that despite recent decisions refusing statute of limitation defenses in actions to enforce property settlement agreements, the defense still lives.
The McLane Law Firm
Q: My neighbor, an OB-GYN, recently mentioned that she created a special Trust to help protect some of the assets of which she has worked so hard to accumulate...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last month brought the revelation that someone had managed to hack the database of Avid Life Media's primary source of revenue; the website.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
For the past year and a half, mortgagees of FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages have had to grapple with issues related to the foreclosure of homes occupied by non-mortgagors who survive their mortgagor spouses.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In 1990 Chapter 14 (Special Valuation Rules) was added to the Internal Revenue Code to prevent the manipulation of the transfer tax value of a proprietary interest in certain entities in the context of transfers between related parties.
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