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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: When was 2019 NJSA Section 9:6-3 - Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies -revision DATE?

When was 2020 NJSA Section 9:6-3 Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies -revision implemented DATE?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2021

You would need to spend the time just like a lawyer to look that up on the legislative history for the statute. You need to do this online and I suggest using Westlaw or Lexis, be aware they will charge you for the search

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for New Jersey on
Q: How much alimony am I entitled to get?

My husband filed for divorce after marriage of 27 months.He filed for divorce in new jersey.He is 32 years old citizen.I am 27 years old green card holder.He earns 70k and I earn 20k annually. I am not having any usa educational degree. He brought house and car before marriage.

What can I... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jul 16, 2021

These questions cannot be decided in a vacuum like this. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to protect your interests in this matter. This is not a do-it-yourself project. You can "meet" your attorney by way of a secured video conference or in person. Remember, a good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: Can a shared custody order be transferred to nj from NY since the mother now lives in nj? 15 minutes from me.
Michael Andrew Conte
Michael Andrew Conte answered on Jul 2, 2021

Until you have a new order, the outstanding order is in effect. The jurisdiction of which court would be the right forum to modify your custody order would depend on where you, the mother of the child, and the child presently resides. If you need to update the order or don't know if you need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: My son has a baby, doesnt want a relationship wjth but wants to provide for him. What's the best way to do this
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Jul 1, 2021

Legally, even if he doesn't want a relationship with his child, he still has an obligation to provide child support for him, health care assistance and contribution to work related child care. As a general statement, to determine the amount of child support your son should pay, the state of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My divorce settlement agreement is silent in terms of college tuition, Do I have any legal obligation to contribute?
Michael Andrew Conte
Michael Andrew Conte answered on Jun 28, 2021

This is a non-exclusive list of the factors the family court is supposed to consider when faced with this issue:

(1) whether the parent, if still living with the child, would have contributed toward the costs of the requested higher education;

(2) the effect of the background,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: 1.2(h) The terms “mother” and “father” (as used by the children), or any such similar parental term as used by the child

My ex is forcing my kids to call his girlfriend Mom , even though I have putted the clause that the term Mother or father will save only for real parents. I have requested him so many times not to do that but he refused to listen . What would be my option to take further action?

1.2(h) The... Read more »

Rajeh A. Saadeh
Rajeh A. Saadeh answered on Jun 2, 2021

Please contact a divorce and family lawyer to help you file a motion to enforce your agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: \ if a child is in an immigration process. and both parents abuse him. would he get deported, or get a citizenship?

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Rajeh A. Saadeh
Rajeh A. Saadeh answered on Jun 2, 2021

This is a question for an immigration lawyer. Please contact an immigration lawyer for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: \ if a child is in an immigration process. and both parents abuse him. would he get deported, or get a citizenship?

If A child gets abused by both his parents, and he informs the police, would they deport him and his parents. or would he be given to a foster family/orphanage. would they get citizenship? or get deported?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 21, 2021

There are several places that can help the child. The child's status has to be explained to the police and there are family crisis agencies that can help. The courts sometimes have to become involved. Deportation depends on many things. Getting citizenship also depends on many things. Check... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My ex wife has been receiving SSDI child support payments for the 4 children but I don't get credited for the payments
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 19, 2021

If your children are receiving SSD benefits on as a result of your disability, then you are entitled to a seek a credit in the calculation of child support under the child support guidelines - meaning that these benefits are intended to be deducted from your guidelines child support obligation. As... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can I get out of my child support arrears? I was not in the courtroom when the judge made a ruling.

I have a child I take care of separate. I have filed for SSDI

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 7, 2021

Whether you were in the room or not, either your ex or the probation department submitted an application for enforcement and provided the court with the details of your noncompliance with your child support obligation. Upon receipt of that application you were obligated to file a written opposition... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My husband and I are divorcing and have drafted a settlement agreement outlining all issues concerning the children,

property division, debts, etc. Neither party is requesting spousal support or child support.Given this, do we still need to complete all of the financial information requested on the case information statement. I know generally they are used to determine/outline issues of spousal or child support,... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on May 5, 2021

If you and your husband have prepared a formal settlement agreement resolving all issues outstanding ( as opposed to a document "outlining" same), in filing your respective pleadings with the court, you and your husband can simply seek enforcement of the settlement agreement and let the... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Falsely accused of domestic violence just so she can obtain custody of my kids can I hire an attorney need help
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 28, 2021

Yes you can hire a lawyer. If your case is in family court hire a family lawyer, if your case is in municipal or criminal court I suggest hiring a good criminal lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Adoption and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can law enforcement question an 18 yr old if they're legally disabled and mentally half their age?

Especially since they are legally still under a kinship legal guardian because they didnt graduate yet because they have learning disabilities and their legal guardian took them to the police department under false pretenses and did not give consent to be interrogated alone which should mean the... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 24, 2021

The issue is not whether the police can question the individual but whether the information provided to the police as a result of the interrogation is admissible or can be used in a criminal court proceeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: In the state of New Jersey I pay child support but can’t offord it

I can offord the payment but I send something every week and I don’t have a job cause of covid but I do pay money to child support every week I have court soon and I’m not sure why

Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek answered on Apr 23, 2021

Thank you for your question. The court calculates child support based on a number of factors. To have that amount adjusted you need to prove a permanent change in circumstances. Unemployment is generally not considered permanent. You are likely being summoned to a court appearance for an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I called my daughter like I do everyday come to my out my wife left the state of New Jersey with permission a call nothi
Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek answered on Apr 23, 2021

Thank you for your question. Your question is not clear if the other party left the state temporarily or moved out of state. If she moved out of state permanently without your permission and without a Court Order then you will want to file an Order to Show Cause. That is essentially an emergency... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Why did I receive a letter from child support when I didn't apply?

I recently received a letter from Child Support giving me a user id and a temporary pin. I am the custodial parent and I didn't request child support. I am the sole person financially responsible for my dependent.

I recently was served with papers regarding custody/visitation. Could... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 22, 2021

Yes. Please also make sure that you file your response to the custody / parenting time request promptly if you object to the custody or parenting time sought by your ex. You cannot simply walk into court and tell the court your objection. Under the court rules, you must file a specific written... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: NJ jurisdiction vs Fla jurisdiction. No one will address Family Law issues on divorce and custody

My niece has 2 children from previous marriage. Ex-husband filed divorce in Florida in 2017. She & children already lived in NJ, but Fla granted divorce & visitation agreement. NO ONE will address matters where ex husband & his attorney keep filing in Fla and demanding she respond, yet... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 21, 2021

There are several questions presented and we have dealt with this issue on a number of occasions over the course of years.

1. At the time that father filed for divorce, if he was a resident of Florida for at least a year, he had the right to file for divorce in Florida even if your niece...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hey if you sent a lawyer money for a immigration case but he not yet start and you have not sent no documents also can

Get you money back ? He also a family lawyer and I really want to use the money for a family case now cause it more urgent than the immigration case

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 16, 2021

Best way to know - is to ask him. I dont know what the terms of your retainer agreement with him were but if he has not started work on your matter, you should be able to get your money back from him.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: Can my parents kick me out at 17 if I have aspergers and they use me for income

I’m 17

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Mar 29, 2021

Obviously there are serious problems / conflict in your house that needs to be addressed. I would run an internet search on family crisis intervention programs in the county where you live in to find out what mental health services are available to you to help in dealing with the fight taking place... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for New Jersey on
Q: If a springing general durable power of attorney and a general durable power of attorney were signed at the same time.

Which poa should be followed

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Mar 25, 2021

A “springing power of attorney” is also referred to as a “conditional power of attorney”, which is a power of attorney that is activated after certain conditions are met - typically when the principal becomes disabled or mentally incompetent. However, it could also be used when someone is... Read more »

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