Representative cases

P.M. v. N.P., 441 N.J.Super. 127

Practice Area: Divorce / Separation

Date: June 17, 2015

Salama v. Salama

Practice Area: Divorce / Separation

Date: September 19, 2013

Outcome: I was successful in having the Appellate Court uphold the settlement.

My client's ex-wife sought to vacate the terms of the Property Settlement Agreement that were entered after the trial had started and both parties had already testified. She was represented by counsel during the negotiation of the settlement and when it was put on the record in Court before the trial judge. I had to...

Lee v. Lee

Practice Area: Divorce / Separation

Date: July 1, 2013

Outcome: The Appellate Division reversed the trial court's decision and remanded the matter, as they agreed there was no changed circumstances.

Only a few months after the judgment of divorce was entered we sought to enforce its terms due to the ex-husband's failure to comply with the terms of the Property Settlement Agreement. The PSA was entered while the ex-husband was unemployed and contained language that acknowledged that despite that fact he was still entering into...

McGinley v. McGinley

Practice Area: Family

Date: June 30, 2011

Outcome: I was successful in the appeal. The trial court's decision was reversed and the matter remanded back to the trial court.

The parties were divorced in 1998. I represented the ex-husband on a post-judgment basis. In 2004 primary custody of both children were transferred to my client and the ex-wife was required to pay child support to him. In 2008 the parties' son began residing with the ex-wife once again and as a result she filed...

P.P. v. N.P.

Practice Area: Alimony

Date: November 22, 2010

Outcome: The Appellate Division upheld the trial court's decision that ex-husband had not shown changed circumstances, but did hold that he was entitled to an ability to pay hearing before he was arrested for not paying the arrears.

Ex-husband filed a post-judgment motion to modify his alimony and child support obligations to my client pursuant to the terms of the PSA. I filed a motion to enforce the terms of the PSA and to issue a warrant for the ex-husband's arrest for failure to pay his support arrears. The trial court denied the...

Delgado v. Fisher

Practice Area: Child Custody

Date: November 19, 2010

Outcome: I was successful in winning the appeal and upholding the trial judge's decision for the mother to share equally in the transportation of the child for the father's parenting time.

The adversary appealed the trial judge's decision to require her client, who was the mother of the child, to share equally in the transportation responsibilities for my client's parenting time after the mother moved a little more than 50 miles away from my client. A prior consent order provided that if either party moved from...

Monetti v. Monetti

Practice Area: Family

Date: March 22, 2010

Outcome: I was successful on the appeal, as the Appellate Division reversed the trial court order and remanded the matter for a plenary hearing on the issue of counsel and expert fees.

The parties engaged in protracted post-judgment litigation to determine the ex-husband's child support obligation as a result of the termination of his alimony obligation after his ex-wife's remarriage. The parties resolved the adjusted child support amount by agreement, but agreed to submit to the court the issue of their mutual requests for counsel and expert...

R.C. v. L.L.

Practice Area: Family

Date: December 11, 2009

Outcome: The Appellate Division affirmed the trial court's decision because RC has not established extraordinary circumstances warranting equitable tolling of the statute of repose.

RC, who at the time was 51 years old, filed a complaint under the New Jersey Parentage Act to compel LL to submit to a paternity test. I represented LL and in response to the complaint we filed a motion for summary judgment to dismissed the complaint on the ground that the action was barred...

Paddison v. Deis

Practice Area: Alimony

Date: June 14, 2001

Outcome: The Appellate Division reversed and remanded with instructions for the trial court to award permanent alimony.

After a full trial the judge determined my client (the wife) was entitled to rehabilitative alimony after a relatively short marriage of approximately 7 years even though I had sought permanent alimony because she was suffering from cancer. Read the decision