On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the groundbreaking New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act. Although collaborative law has been practiced in New Jersey since 2005, the Act helps solidify some its basic principles and effectively extends the attorney client and work product privilege to qualified collaborative practitioners. Collaborative divorce is a process that brings together lawyers, financial experts and mental health experts in an effort to help couples divorce in a civil, dignified, and cost-effective manner, without going to court. It focuses on the well-being of the entire family. The key is making sure that you Read More
Welcome to the NJ Family Law Blog, presented by Gomperts Penza, McDermott & Von Ellen attorneys. This blog will provide basic information on various family law issues and examine new developments in New Jersey law that may impact divorce and family law issues.