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Michael Stein

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The law office of Michael J. Stein has been an integral part of the surrounding communities of Burlington County for more than a decade. We help fam... (more)

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Joseph D. Lento

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Joseph Lento has spent close to 20 years advocating for clients; often fighting on behalf of clients in the nation’s highest-stakes court systems. J... (more)

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Michael D. Fioretti

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law

The Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti has been in existence since 1981. Our firm’s practice extends to the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Dela... (more)

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Edward P Vidal

Social Security -- Disability, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Government Agencies
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Gary L. Borger

Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, Family Law
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Melissa Fecak

Domestic Violence & Neglect, Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law
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Dispute Resolution, Farms, Family Law, Divorce
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LEGAL TERMS

PALIMONY

A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other afte... (more...)
A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after they break up.

CLOSE CORPORATION

A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporation... (more...)
A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporations to function more informally than regular corporations. For example, shareholders can make decisions without holding meetings of the board of directors, and can fill vacancies on the board without a vote of the shareholders.

CENSUS

An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires ... (more...)
An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents' sex, age, family, and social and economic status.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

MARRIAGE

The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the... (more...)
The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the laws of the state in which they live. A marriage can only be terminated by a court granting a divorce or annulment. Compare common law marriage.

ANNULMENT

A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained ... (more...)
A court procedure that dissolves a marriage and treats it as if it never happened. Annulments are rare since the advent of no-fault divorce but may be obtained in most states for one of the following reasons: misrepresentation, concealment (for example, of an addiction or criminal record), misunderstanding and refusal to consummate the marriage.

SEPARATE PROPERTY

In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's... (more...)
In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's property division laws, but is kept by the spouse who owns it. Separate property includes all property that a spouse obtained before marriage, through inheritance or as a gift. It also includes any property that is traceable to separate property -- for example, cash from the sale of a vintage car owned by one spouse before marriage-and any property that the spouses agree is separate property. Compare community property and equitable distribution.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

See alimony.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Fawzy v. Fawzy

... We note that there is no express bar to the arbitration of family law matters in the Arbitration Act. Further, in Faherty v. Faherty, we long ago approved the arbitration of some family law issues, alimony and child support in particular. 97 NJ 99, 108-09, 477 A.2d 1257 (1984). ...

NEW JERSEY DIV. OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES v. AR

... III. On this appeal we must afford great deference to the Family Part's findings of fact and conclusions of law based on those findings. NJ Div. of Youth & Family Servs. v. GL, 191 NJ 596, 605, 926 A.2d 320 (2007); NJ Div. of Youth & Family Servs. ...

NJ DIV. v. MC III

... III. We turn now to address whether there was sufficient credible evidence to support the trial court's findings. In a non-jury civil action, the trial court shall make findings of fact and state its conclusions of law. ... of Youth & Family Servs. ...