Family court judges make significant decisions affecting our nation’s families, yet these judges are often undervalued—even by their peers on the bench.
With many couples choosing to cohabitate and forgo the tradition of marriage, the number of unmarried fathers has skyrocketed. Last year, the federal government reported that 40.7% of all 2012 births were “out-of-wedlock.”
The Second Department seems to have taken another bite out of prenuptial agreements. My March 25, 2013 post asked, Is it Open Season on Prenuptial Agreements?
Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. McAdam v. McAdam, an appeal heard in the Supreme Court of the State of Wyoming, was one of those cases.
New York Family Court Magistrate Allows Unprecedented Service of Process Via Facebook; Will Others Follow?
In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve process on the child’s mother by sending her a digital copy of the summons and petition through her Facebook account.
The decision to divorce usually arrives after months, years, even decades of complications and distance growing between married couples. While you and your spouse may have a clear understanding of why you have made the decision to divorce, the answers may not be so clear to your children.
In the return of our New Jersey Family Law Podcast Series, we are proud to present our fifth installment discussing child support and emancipation.