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New Jersey Family Lawyers

Legal disputes involving marriage or family are among the most difficult situations you can face. Our goal is to help clients through this challenging experience with compassion and understanding of their needs – advocating for favorable resolution through negotiation or mediation whenever possible, but always with total preparation to litigate aggressively in defense of our clients’ rights. We focus on your concerns and priorities so we can find the best resolution to your legal issues and protect your rights.

A Premier Choice For Quality Representation Throughout Northern New Jersey

Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC, is a premier New Jersey law firm for men and women who must resolve complex family law concerns. Our credentials and track record make our legal team the frequent choice of individuals who face difficult decisions and need strong representation. We are respected litigators, mediators and arbitrators and we welcome many referrals from our peers and clients who we have represented successfully in the past.

HOW CAN WE HELP

Divorce
Prenuptial Agreements
Child Custody
Alimony
Child Support
Equitable Distribution
Mediation
Settlement Agreement
Domestic Violence
Appellate Practice
Rights of Unmarried Couples
Dissolution of Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Insights

The Challenge of Proving Cohabitation

The Challenge of Proving Cohabitation

Marital settlement agreements often provide that a party can suspend, modify or terminate the obligation to pay alimony if the recipient spouse “cohabits” with another person. Currently, cohabitation under New Jersey law is defined as “… a mutually supportive, intimate personal relationship in which a couple has undertaken duties and privileges that are commonly associated with marriage or civil union but does not necessarily maintain a single common household.”  The reality under New Jersey law is that proving cohabitation can be difficult as noted in the recent New Jersey appellate case of Landau v. Landau.

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Can My Spouse Be Ordered To Pay My Counsel Fees?

Can My Spouse Be Ordered To Pay My Counsel Fees?

New Jersey law allows the award of attorneys’ fees in divorce and other family actions in certain circumstances. Courts looks at several factors including the parties’ behavior in terms of the positions they take in litigation. Acting in bad faith in pursuing or defending an action can have a significant influence on a court’s decision to award attorneys’ fees in favor of one party and against the other party.

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Proving Harassment Under New Jersey Domestic Violence Law

Proving Harassment Under New Jersey Domestic Violence Law

Although New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) specifically allows for restraining orders in the event of harassment, proving that harassment has taken place is one of the most challenging aspects of a domestic violence trial. It is difficult as New Jersey law requires proof that the aggressor actually intended to harass the party seeking protection.

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Effective September 14, 2015

 

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