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  • Child Custody Evaluations

    December 01, 2016 |

    Proper Use of Psychological Test Results

    Child custody evaluations often include administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests. Custody evaluators who present results and interpretation of psychological test scores often discuss only their interpretation of the

  • Case Notes

    December 01, 2016 |

    News Agencies Wanted Trump's Divorce Records: Judge Said 'No'
    NJ Alimony Reduction Amendments May Be Applied Retroactively
    Conviction Upheld: Divorced Man Threatened to 'Kill and Eat' Judge and His Family

  • Case Notes

    November 01, 2016 |

    In what appears to be a case of first impression in New York, the court overseeing a couple's divorce has granted the wife's motion seeking to bar her husband from the delivery room when she gives birth to their child.

  • Trust Issues: Pre- and Post-Nuptial Clauses

    November 01, 2016 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    This article explores common provisions used in pre-and post-nuptial agreements and suggest how standard language might be modified to protect a client's rights or interests in trusts he or she formed before the marriage, or that family members form

  • New York's Judicial Straight-Jacket

    November 01, 2016 |

    At a 2015 conference jointly sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), I listened with much interest as attorneys and judges from areas other than New York expressed disbelief, disapproval and dismay regarding New Yo

  • New Jersey and the Emancipated Child: Changes Are on the Way

    October 02, 2016 |

    The State of New Jersey will soon have new limits on the duration of child support in the case of emancipation, thanks to a law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Until then, the courts are still being asked to clarify when child support for an emancipated child should stop, and under what circ

  • Marital Assets

    October 02, 2016 |

    When was the last time your client presented a marital asset of equity in an operating company that also held real estate? There is some risk that an unsophisticated appraiser or accountant may have undervalued or overvalued the equity, to your potential detriment in representing your client.

  • May a Judge Render a Scientific Opinion Without Expert Advice?

    October 02, 2016 |

    What if a judge decides to render a decision on an issue on which no one has asked the judge to opine, and on which no evidence has been presented? That is what a judge in Pennsylvania did in 2015 when she decided ' despite the fact that the issue had not been raised by either party ' that a litigan