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Child Custody Basics in New Jersey

Posted On : 24 April 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

It is public policy of New Jersey to assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage and that it is in the public interest to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child rearing. In order to effect this policyboth parents read more

Child Support Bill (S1046)

Posted On : 08 August 2015 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Cheryl E. Connors, Esq. The New Jersey Senate on July 23 approved a bill that is intended to clarify certain circumstances under which the obligation to pay child support terminates and provides that such termination would occur by operation of law. Specifically, the bill provides that, unless otherwise read more

The Revised Child Support Guidelines – When Deviation is Appropriate

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

by Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Risa A. Kleiner, Esq.* 2005   The Child Support Guidelines were first adopted by New Jersey in 1986.  Their enactment followed the passage of the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 which authorized federal matching funds to enforce support obligations.[i]  Effective September 1, 2006, the Supreme Court revised read more

Practice Pointers When Drafting “Educational Expense” Provisions In Matrimonial Settlement Agreements

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. SPECIAL THANKS:  Special thanks is given to Robin Bogan, Esq. for her gracious permission for the authors to review and utilize her Article entitled “Litigating, Negotiating and Drafting College:  Comprehensive Guide for the New Jersey Family Lawyer” by Robin C. Bogan and Erin B. Schneiderman, Esq.  1.                  Include in your read more

Emancipation & Full Time College Status

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By: Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq., Editor-in-Chief      The interplay of “emancipation” and “college” were recently explored in the unpublished Appellate Division case of Alexander v. Alexander.[1]   The case raises an interesting question:  How do we define full-time college enrollment to stave off a determination of emancipation?    Emancipation is “the conclusion of the fundamental dependent relationship read more