Parenting Time and Pandemics: What You Need to Know

With novel coronavirus spreading like wildfire, parents and families throughout the world are trying to adapt. The “rules” are changing on a daily basis – if you can go out, when you can go out, with how many people, and for what purpose. As of TODAY, March 24, 2020, in New Jersey, there are restrictions on almost every person in every industry. But there are no restrictions in place that would prevent any regularly scheduled parenting time from taking place. None. Zilch. Zero. I understand the

Author: Andrea Mackaronis | Practice Area: Family Law

COVID-19 Update: 3/21/2020

As you may already know by now, New Jersey Governor Murphy ordered all "non-essential businesses" to close as of 9 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020. In compliance with this directive, we have closed our office to the public. About half of our staff and attorneys were already working remotely. That will continue with almost all now working remotely. In compliance with the executive order we will have very few staff on site, but enough to ensure our operations proceed smoothly. This will enable us t

A Message Regarding COVID-19

We want to assure all clients and friends that we are addressing the coronavirus situation and following the recommendations of the CDC, WHO and other federal and state authorities to ensure that our attorneys, staff, clients and visitors are protected from the potential spread of this virus. Our offices remain open during this time. We have made provisions for sufficient numbers of our staff and attorneys to work remotely so as to create a safer environment and provide adequate social distanci

Restraining Orders, Volatile Relationships and Cyber Harassment: Why You Should Never Post Revealing Photos of Your Ex Online

In a recent case before the Superior Court of New Jersey, the defendant appealed from the trial court’s entry of a final restraining order (FRO) under New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991. The case, E.A. v. G.D. (2019), involved a plaintiff and a defendant who had previously been involved in a romantic relationship.

Author: Jessica Mazur | Practice Area: Family Law

When Affairs Blow Up: Reasons Why You Should Not Make a Sex Tape with Your Mistress

A recent case decided by the Superior Court of New Jersey concerning the issuance of a final restraining order (FRO) for domestic violence. In the case, B.D. v. L.N. (2019), the plaintiff sought a restraining order against the defendant, alleging that the defendant had engaged in harassment after the plaintiff and defendant had engaged in an extra-marital affair. Ultimately, the court concluded that the plaintiff had not presented sufficient evidence to show that the defendant had engaged in har

Author: Jessica Mazur | Practice Area: Family Law

Court Says Commercial Landlord is Not Responsible for Snow and Ice Injuries on the Property

Can a commercial landlord be held responsible for injuries on commercial property when the commercial lease expressly requires the commercial tenant to perform certain types of maintenance on the property? A recent New Jersey Supreme Court case says that a commercial property owner is not responsible if someone slips and falls on that commercial property due to snow and ice.

Author: Joseph Leone, Robert Hagans, III | Practice Area: General Liability, Premises Liability

Appellate Division Provides First Analysis of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On January 3, 2020, the Appellate Division reversed in part the Law Division’s order granting summary judgment to the Ocean Township Police Department in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by Kathleen Delanoy. By writing for the three-judge panel, Judge Jack Sabatino became the first judge to provide substantive analysis regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), N.J.S.A. 10:5-12(s).

Author: Jack Middough | Practice Area: Labor & Employment Law