Working on your estate planning can be a draining process, not in the least because of the high emotions involved in preparing for end of life processes. When you’re putting together a will, it’s important to be aware of these top common traps that individuals can fall into if they’re not careful, which could leave … Continue reading Estate Planning? Top Mistakes to Avoid
After the death of a close relative, the money they have left behind is not always on everyone’s mind. But after the dust has settled, sorting through a will can reveal that individuals who may have assumed they would be left an inheritance were not, which can lead to complicated and messy legal battles with … Continue reading Seeking Inheritance: Will You Sue?
What Court Handles What? There are so many different types of courts in the United States legal system; it is one of the factors that makes our country so unique and successful. Different systems are used to differentiate between types of legal matters, and the areas in which they are applicable. If you’ve been charged … Continue reading Types of Courts
A new case by the NJ Supreme Court has recently ruled that grandparents who sue for visitation rights of their minor grandchildren may have more standing than previously thought. According to the decision, this would include filing the claim as a complex litigation, which carries with it clauses for discovery and case management conferences. This … Continue reading New Ruling on Grandparent Visitation Rights
After years of toiling under outdated alimony laws, advocates for change gained a win last fall when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill which would update the state’s alimony proceedings and structures. At Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl we’ve compiled the top four changes to NJ’s alimony laws that you need to … Continue reading Updates for NJ Alimony
Family law is a large umbrella that encompasses many different aspects, such as marriage and divorce, legal separation, child support and custody, visitation, adoption, paternity, domestic violence, juvenile criminal matters, and child abuse. Matters in this area of the law usually involve a wide range of emotions, from adoptions to divorces, happy occasions, sad occasions, … Continue reading Family Law Overview
The cost of litigation is significantly increasing and even seemingly straightforward family law matters can go from affordable to overwhelming. Alternate ways to handle your matter can help defray the costs of court proceedings and aid in resolving the issue without the stress of a hearing. A very convenient option is mediation. This is a … Continue reading Mediation: An Alternative Dispute Resolution
Domestic violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. Officially speaking, the definition for such is a way for one partner to gain power and control over another through actual or threatened sexual, emotional, physical, or economic abuse. Domestic violence does not have to manifest as physical abuse; … Continue reading Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone
The way the court determines how much you have to pay in child support may seem erratic, as if numbers are placed in a hat and a random figure is pulled out to determine your financial requirement. As much as it might appear to be that way, it’s not the case however; the court uses … Continue reading Proper Child Support Calculations
The United States Supreme Court finally reached a favorable decision on June 26, 2015 that granted same-sex couples the right to be legally married throughout all fifty states. This ruling also includes providing all legal rights and benefits afforded to heterosexual couples through the institution of wedlock. This is a great achievement; while many states … Continue reading Marriage Equality For All!