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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on New Jersey Family Law, related topics, and family matters in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your New Jersey Family Law case.

Key Insights From Heard/Depp Trial

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you logged onto the internet during the spring of 2022, chances are you're somewhat familiar with the defamation case filed by actor Johnny Depp against his former spouse, actress Amber Heard. It's no surprise that a trial between two high-profile celebrities made national headlines, but the n...

Are Restraining Orders on the Public Record?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're dealing with a restraining order in New Jersey, you probably have some questions about what effect it will have on your life. Whether you are the one who filed for the restraining order or the one who the order was filed against, it's changed the way that you go about your daily life. O...

Who Pays the Nanny During and After a Divorce?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

There is no shortage of financial concerns to worry over when a marriage ends. On top of the emotional difficulty, divorces require a splitting of assets and responsibilities, and if you and your ex share small children, you'll also need to consider how you'll divide the financial responsibilitie...

Making the Most of Visitation

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

While custody arrangements involving visitation are rarely straightforward, time with your children can be a source of joy for you and an opportunity to provide a source of emotional security for your kids. Rules of Thumb It's important to gear what you're doing with your visits to your childre...

Can you Eavesdrop on Your Mother-in-Law?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce and custody proceedings can often lead to emotional, impulsive, and ill-advised actions taken in the heat of the moment. It's tempting to use your estranged spouse's words—recorded for posterity—to undermine his or her case. Your animosity may even extend to your soon-to-be ex-in-laws. O...

Restraining Orders and Relationships in New Jersey

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

When many people hear “restraining order,” they mistakenly believe that such protective orders issued by a court apply only to former or current romantic partners. One recent story out of Franklin, New Jersey, however, makes clear that other types of relationships between people can also give ris...

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