Author Archives: Morgenstern & Rochester

Multiple Family Child Support Obligations



On December 19, 2013, the Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division issued a combined opinion in two cases argued by Morgenstern & Rochester partner Andrew Rochester that changed the law for how child support is calculated when one … Continue reading






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Alimony Reform – What You Need to Know – Part 2



By Andrew L. Rochester, Esquire In the last article, I wrote about some of the more well-known aspects of the proposed alimony reform law in New Jersey. This article addresses the other proposed changes to alimony that have not gotten … Continue reading






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Alimony Reform – What You Need to Know – Part 1



By Andrew L. Rochester, Esquire Many of you may have seen in the news that there is an effort afoot in New Jersey to dramatically change the alimony statute. At present, a Court can award four types of alimony either … Continue reading






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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – An Update



In a previous blog entry, I discussed the rights that grandparents have to visitation with their grandchildren. Under New Jersey law, grandparents do not have the right to force visitation with their grandchildren unless denial of visitation causes harm to … Continue reading






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Important Considerations When Selling Your Home During a Divorce



If you are contemplating a divorce or are already a party to a divorce proceeding, and you can’t agree on who will get the marital home, or you know that neither of you will be able to afford the marital … Continue reading






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Understanding Alimony or Spousal Support in New Jersey



Alimony or spousal support is available in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis. The court has options when considering a request for alimony, and can issue an order for: Alimony pendent lite, or temporary alimony, which provides some level of … Continue reading






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Moving Forward after Divorce or Legal Separation



Even though divorce may be the right thing for you, it will seldom be easy. Untangling the legal, financial and emotional bonds will simply take time. As you go through the process, there are many things to remember: To protect … Continue reading






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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – Part 2



Another situation where grandparents can prevail, and in some circumstances even establish rights equal to the parents, is if the grandparent becomes what is known as the “psychological parent” to the child. In other words – if the grandparent effectively … Continue reading






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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – Part 1



One question that comes up a lot is what rights do grandparents have to visit their grandchildren if the parents object. This is an area of law that has caused a good deal of confusion because the law keeps evolving. … Continue reading






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The Relocation Process



New Jersey custody law does not restrict either parent from moving from one place to another in the state. It does, however, prevent a custodial parent from relocating out of state with a child unless: The parents both agree in … Continue reading






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