Nine Skoloff & Wolfe divorce and family law attorneys were recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021. Attorneys are chosen for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement within more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers rates thousands of attorneys via a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations to arrive at its final list of annual honorees. The Skoloff & Wolfe list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars includes:
If you have gone through a divorce and are paying alimony, you likely know that your support obligation can be modified or even terminated upon a showing of “changed circumstances.” While changed circumstances could apply to a number of situations, one common example that has long been a basis to modify or terminate alimony is an ex-spouse’s cohabitation with another individual. According to New Jersey Statute 2A:34-23(n), which was enacted in 2014, “[c]ohabitation involves a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage…but does not necessarily maintain a single common household.” The statute goes on to list the seven factors courts should look to when determining if cohabitation is indeed taking place:
- Intertwined finances such as joint bank accounts and other joint holdings or liabilities;
- Sharing or joint responsibility for living expenses;
- Recognition of the relationship in the couple’s social and family circle;
- Living together, the frequency of contact, the duration of the relationship, and other indicia of a mutually supportive intimate personal relationship;
- Sharing household chores;
- Whether the recipient of alimony has received an enforceable promise of support from another person; and
- All other relevant evidence.
I was a matrimonial Judge for 17 years and presided over approximately 21,000 divorces.
I myself went through a divorce before I became a Judge, and I have helped several of my children through their own divorces. Since leaving the bench, I’ve spent the last nine years mediating hundreds of divorce cases.
I am firmly convinced that mediation – regardless of which side of the divorce equation you are on – is much more preferable, easier, faster, and less expensive than litigating your divorce in a courtroom.
Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., today announced that the firm is ranked in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the practice area of Family Law. Founded more than 50 years ago, Skoloff & Wolfe attorneys are leaders in the fields of family and matrimonial law, real estate property tax appeals, and business litigation.
Recognition by Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” is based entirely on peer review. The organization’s methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues and firms within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
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I often encounter parents who enter our office with misconceptions about how child support is determined. I find this fear stems from two places: 1) A misunderstanding of how child support is calculated; and 2) references in pop culture. (One song by Kanye West, in particular.)