Lisa Steirman Harvey
Confidentiality and Neutrality
Length & Cost
Lisa Steirman Harvey
Confidentiality and Neutrality
Length & Cost
Step-Parent Adoption in New Jersey
Domestic Violence Month: What is Stalking?
Hurry Up and Act: Alimony Law is Changing on January 1, 2019
Child Support and College Expenses in New Jersey
What is included in NJ Child Support?
Finding Your Freedom with NJ Divorce Arbitration
ABCS of NJ Divorce Mediation
Financial and Emotional Cost of Litigation
Partners at Central NJ Divorce Law Firm Named 2018 Super Lawyers
Slawinski v. Nicholas and Grandparent Visitation Clauses
Protecting Yourself and Your Children When Divorcing an Abusive Spouse
Agreements for College Contributions versus Child Support
Tips to Making a Realistic Child Custody Plan
Changes to Records Available to Adopted Children
How Much Do I Have to Share? - Dealing with a Nosy Former Spouse
Who Should I Call to Testify? - Teachers, Babysitters, Doctors
Fighting Parental Alienation
Helping Your Children in Divorce
How to Protect Your Family Business
Modifying an Out-of-State Custody Order
When Does the State Get Involved in Child Support Cases?
Do I Have Enough Evidence to Modify Child Custody?
Tips to Celebrate Holidays and Vacations After Divorce
Should I Delay My Divorce Until After I Retire?
Can I Force My Spouse to Settle?
Ways to Spot Financial Abuse
Divorce Therapy, Parenting Classes, Family Counseling and Divorce Coaching – What are They and Why Are They Helpful
How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer
Protecting Your Parenting Time After Separation
Why You Need an Attorney Even in an Uncontested Divorce
Custody and IVF
Detailed or Freedom - What Provisions Must Be Specific in your Parenting Order and Why
What Tax Implications Have You Overlooked in Your Divorce?
Divorcing or Separating While Pregnant
Retirement, Social Security, and Medicare
Long Distance Parenting Solutions
Arbitration and Shah v. Shah
Life After Divorce - Tips for Transition
Fraudulent Transfers and Property Distribution
School Meetings and IEPs After Divorce
Imputing an Income for Child Support
Appeal Versus Modification
Sacklow v. Betts - Name Change for a Transgender Minor
Tips for Co-Parenting
Cosco v. Cosco - Unenforceable Child Support Settlements
Emergent Orders to Show Cause
Heart-Balm Acts and Digna v. Fernandez
Domestic Violence and Cyber Harassment
Child-Custody Issues for Parents with Non-Traditional Work Hours
Bisbing v. Bisbing - New Guidance on Relocation
E.S. v. H.A. - Self-Incrimination and Custody
What is the Proper Forum?
Unreasonable Support Demands
When to Fight for a Shared Parenting Agreement
Death of a Custodial Parent
Avoiding Common Settlement Mistakes
Documents to Gather Before Filing for Divorce
Teenagers and Visitation
Dividing a Medical Practice in Divorce
Co-Parenting and Emergency Planning
Child Support Changes if You Have Another Child
Common Financial Mistakes in Divorce
Do I Need a Pre-Nup?
What to Do if You're Behind in Child Support?
How Will the Court Deal with My Spouse's Infidelity?
When Do I Need the Court's Permission to Move?
Why is My Child Support So High?
Harassment and Restraining Orders in a Divorce
Disabled Spouse and Child or Spousal Support
What Kind of Proof Do I Need for my Divorce?
Steps to Take if you Suspect Adultery
Contents of a Divorce Petition
Timing - When is the Right Time to Divorce?
When is Mediation Required and Why?
Control Over Personal Property in Divorce
What to Expect from a Temporary Hearing
Are You Sure You Want to Keep the Marital Home?
Advantages and Disadvantages of Uncontested Divorce
When is a Child Emancipated?
B.S. v. T.S. - Calling a Step-Parent "Mom" or "Dad"
"Nesting" Custody Arrangement
Dealing with an Alcoholic Parent During Visitation
Parenting Plans and Newborns
Can a Father Win a Custody Battle?
T.M.S. v. W.C.P. - Reinstatement of a Dismissed Restraining Order
Child Support and Auto Insurance – Fichter v. Fichter
Divorce and Workplace Discrimination – Smith v. Millville
Should We Get Married? Rights and Responsibilities Conferred by Marriage Versus Cohabitation
Staying Realistic About Potential Divorce Outcomes
Tips to Smooth and Speed Your Divorce
Understanding the Basics of Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence, Privacy Rights, and State v. Bryant
What is Valid Service and Why Is It Important?
Divorce and Undocumented Immigrants
Kinsella v. Kinsella and Medical Records
Helping Your Children Get Ready for Two Homes
D.W. v. M.W. - "Little League Parent Syndrome"
Credit Rating and Divorce
Why Being Overly Aggressive Won't Always Win a Court Case
Protecting Your Privacy During Divorce
Intentional Disruption of the Parenting Plan
Pre-School Disputes - Who Chooses and Who Pays?
Pick Up and Drop Off Dilemmas
Supervised Visitation –NJSA 2A:12-7
Null v. Null - The Importance of Complying with Discovery
Why Can't I Do My Child Custody Matter Myself?
When is it Time to Modify an Old Order?
Hague Convention and International Custody Issues
Default Judgments - Clementi v. Clementi
When Children Testify in Divorce
Tying Up Loose Ends After Divorce
Divorce and Credit Scores
Narcissism and Child Custody Cases
K.A. v. J.L. - Electronic Service
What is Palimony?
Settlement Agreement Failure – Can a Party Back Out? Can a Judge Refuse to Approve the Agreement?
Setting and Collecting Child Support Arrearages
Should I Move Out of the Marital Home During a Divorce?
Parental Kidnapping - Risks and Repercussions
What Kind of Discovery Do I Need?
Disabled Children, Custody, and Child Support
What is Parental Gatekeeping?
How to Avoid the Most Common Ways to Lose Custody
Health Insurance, COBRA, and Divorce
Rubino v. Rubino - Child Support and Incarceration
Divorce Versus Divorce From Bed and Board
Setting Aside a Final Divorce Order Because of Fraud
R.G. and R.G. - Violence Between Siblings
Thieme v. Aucoin-Thieme - Distribution of Pre-Marital Assets
Ricci v. Ricci - Emancipation
Who Pays the Bills During Divorce
Changing Names After Divorce - You and Your Child
Life Insurance, Divorce, and Child Custody
What Kind of Alimony Should I Ask For?
What is Child Support Supposed to Cover?
Case Information Statement
Private School and Divorce
Am I Liable for My Spouse's Unpaid Taxes?
Step-Parents and Child Support
When Can I Reduce My Spousal Support?
What Kind of Discovery Do I Need?
Custody Mistakes to Avoid
Preparing for Divorce After Being a Stay-at-Home Parent
Will Failure to Pay Support Impact a Child Custody Decision?
Fighting a Change in Custody
Parenting Agreements Over Long Distances
Consequences for Violation of Custody Orders
Custody Neutral Assessments and Serrano v. Urbano
Dealing with Aggressive Parenting
How to Prepare for Mediation
If Your Spouse is Lying About Income on Child Support or Alimony
Do I Need an Expert Witness for My Divorce?
Does Gender Matter in Custody Decisions?
Forcing the Sale of the Home Post-Divorce
Homework and Parenting Time - M.C. and P.C.
Step-Parents and Divorce
Use of Technology in Custody Orders
Social Media, Post-Divorce, and Child Custody
Social Security Benefits and Divorce
College Funds and Divorce
Domestic Partnership Basics
Is Collaborative Law Right for My Case?
Summer Vacation and Child Custody
Dealing with and Unreasonable Opponent
When Discovery Requests Go Too Far
Destruction of Property and Dissipation of Assets in Divorce
Conditional Gifts - Engagement and Wedding Rings
Visitation and Parent Unavailability
Bankruptcy and Divorce
Step-Parent Adoption and Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
Splitting Up Siblings in Custody Orders
Final Domestic Violence Order Cannot Be Agreed To
Alimony and Overspending - Ponzetto v. Barbetti
Emancipation Law and Child Support
Domestic Violence - Silver v. Silver and A.M.C. v. P.B.
Destroying Photos and Videos - C.S. v. B.S.
Steps to Take Before Filing
How to Choose the Right Family Lawyer
If the Children Refuse to Attend Visits
Small, Repeated Infractions of a Custody Order
Vexatious Litigants in Family Law
Dating Before, During and After Divorce - Potential Impact on Divorce or Custody
Change of Circumstances for Custody Purposes - How Much is Enough?
Enforcement Tools Used by the Courts
What Happens After the Final Divorce Decree is Signed
Common Contents of a PSA
How Much Information Do I Have to Give the Other Parent?
PARTNER JOHN NACHLINGER, ESQ. NAMED 2017 NJ SUPER LAWYER
Deciding if Your Child Should Testify
TIPS FOR MAKING JOINT CUSTODY WORK
MISTAKES TO AVOID IN DIVORCE
MILITARY MEMBERS AND DIVORCE
MEDICAL RECORDS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND CHILD CUSTODY
PARAMOUR CLAUSES - MANTLE V. MANTLE
TAXES - ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT
SUBPOENAS - WHO, HOW FAR, WHY
GUARDIAN AD LITEM - WHAT IS IT AND DO I NEED ONE?
EXPERT TESTIMONY FOR CHILD CUSTODY CASES
MODIFICATION OF DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS
ATTORNEY'S FEES AND FAMILY LAW
WHERE DO I FILE FOR DIVORCE
DISPUTES IN DIVORCE - WHAT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR
RELIGION FOR CHILDREN AFTER DIVORCE
MAINTAINING CONTACT WITH YOUR CHILD DURING CUSTODY DISPUTES
DIVIDING A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT - HOW TO DIVIDE IT AND THE ALTERNATIVES
CUSTODY ISSUES FOR INFANTS VERSUS TEENAGERS
JEWELRY AND OTHER GIFTS GIVEN DURING THE MARRIAGE
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS AND DIVORCE
PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS IN DIVORCE OR CHILD CUSTODY CASES
PAST INDISCRETIONS AND CHILD CUSTODY
BUDGET CONCERNS AND LITIGATION
KEEPING SEPARATE PROPERTY SEPARATE AFTER MARRIAGE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND RESTRAINING ORDERS
CHILD CUSTODY AND TAKING A CHILD OUT OF THE COUNTRY
LGBT DIVORCE: SPECIAL ISSUES
UNIQUE CUSTODY ISSUES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH DIVORCE
THIRD PARTY AND GRANDPARENT VISITATION
HOLIDAYS IN DIVORCE OR CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES
WHAT IF MY EX WON'T LET ME HAVE THE CHILDREN?
CHILD'S PREFERENCE IN CUSTODY DECISIONS
RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EX-SPOUSE REFUSES TO SELL THE HOUSE?
2014 NEW ALIMONY CHANGES
BUILDING YOUR CASE FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD CUSTODY
PETS AND DIVORCE
THE END OF CHILD SUPPORT
MOVING MONEY, CHANGING LOCKS, AND BEGINNING A DIVORCE
WHAT IS A DEPOSITION AND SHOULD ONE BE DONE IN MY CASE?
FIRST THIRTY DAYS AFTER DIVORCE FILINGS
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AFTER DIVORCE
MEDICAL DECISION MAKING FOR CHILDREN
RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL AND VISITATION
MEDIATION AND WHEN IT SHOULD BE USED
ALIMONY MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION
WHAT IS CONSIDERED INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT PURPOSES?
WHAT IS A MARITAL ASSET?
BASIC FACTORS IN AN ALIMONY AWARD
RECORD YOUR SPOUSE: IT IS LEGAL AND SAFE
NJ FAMILY LAW APPEAL: WHEN CAN YOU START THE PROCESS?
JUSTICE IN THE NJ FAMILY COURT? DON'T COUNT ON IT.
WHAT IS MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION?
POLICE AND PARENTING TIME DISPUTES: A SPECIAL BLEND
RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT: FACT OR FICTION?
ARBITRATION: A BRAVE NEW WORLD
SITTING IN A HOSPITAL BED IS NOT THE TIME TO SIGN A WILL!
COLLEGE EXPENSES AND DIVORCED PARENTS (PART 2)
HOW MUCH WILL YOUR KID'S COLLEGE COST YOU? (PART I)
PARTNER JOHN NACHLINGER, ESQ. NAMED 2016 NJ SUPER LAWYER
DO YOU WANT TO MOVE OUT OF NEW JERSEY WITH THE KIDS? READ THIS FIRST!
CASE ALERT: ALIMONY AND RETIREMENT
FILING PAPERS WITH THE COURT....WHAT DO ALL THESE LETTERS MEAN??
NJ FAMILY LAW AND THE FUTURE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
CUSTODY DISPUTES: HOW LONG AND HOW MUCH?
NEW NJ EMANCIPATION LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
NEW PROCEDURE FOR NJ GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS
THE EX-SPOUSE WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
IN FAMILY COURT, FAIRNESS IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE NEW ALIMONY LAW
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE: GETTING TO THE FINISH LINE IN A 20 YEAR MARRIAGE MAY DEPEND WHO YOU ARE
TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT NJ DIVORCE YOU DON'T KNOW
WHEN IS IT TIME TO FILE FOR DIVORCE?
BEWARE OF THE ORAL AGREEMENT.....UNLESS YOU REALLY MEAN IT
COUNSEL FEES AND DIVORCE: WHO PAYS?
WHAT DATE DOES CHILD SUPPORT BECOME EFFECTIVE?
THE LINK BETWEEN SCHOOL AND CUSTODY
RELATIONSHIPS WITH TOXIC PEOPLE
HELP! I AM DIVORCING A NARCISSIST!
MY CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT NEEDS AN OVERHAUL
I GOT SERVED WITH A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
CUSTODY TERMINOLOGY 101
I THINK MY SPOUSE'S DIVORCE ATTORNEY IS THE PROBLEM...WHAT CAN I DO?
I GOT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER....WHAT NOW?
ORAL ARGUMENT ON A MOTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Trying To Settle A Divorce Pre-Complaint Can't Be Dangerous, Can It?
A HAM SANDWICH CAN GET A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
HOW MUCH DOES A DIVORCE COST IN NEW JERSEY?
TOP TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TO GET A FAST DIVORCE
BEWARE OF AN ORAL DIVORCE AGREEMENT
DIVORCE BY THE CAMPFIRE: JUST A DREAM?
IS MY SPOUSE ENTITLED TO 'X'?
I WANT TO HAVE A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT: NOW WHAT?
A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT ISN'T JUST FOR RICH PEOPLE
LEAVING A CHILD ALONE IN A CAR IS CHILD ABUSE, ISN'T IT?
NJ FAMILY LAW APPEALS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!
ALIMONY DECISION FROM THE NJ SUPREME COURT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
COLLEGE EXPENSES AND THE COURT: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
PARENTS ACTING BADLY: HOW A PSYCHOLOGICAL PARENT CAN PROTECT HIS OR HER CHILDREN
Previte & Nachlinger Partner Interviewed On LBGT Rights
INSTANT ANALYSIS: U.S. SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID
5 SIMPLE RULES FOR PLANNING YOUR CHILD'S COLLEGE EDUCATION
THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE YOU PUSH "SEND"
TO MEDIATE OR NOT TO MEDIATE...THAT IS THE QUESTION
PARTNERS AT PISCATAWAY LAW FIRM NAMED 2015 SUPER LAWYERS-RISING STARS
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION, CIVIL UNIONS AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE....OH MY
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NEW ALIMONY LAW: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
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Blog Posts in August, 2015
Divorce By The Campfire: Just A Dream?
As I sit by a campfire on a beautiful late August evening, I cannot help but ponder how many divorces could be easily settled in this environment. By the time a divorce has been filed and the parties have backed into their respective corners, it is hard to break down the emotional walls that they have erected to protect themselves from emotional injury. Forgetting that a divorce is often a ...
Is My Spouse Entitled To 'X'?
The first question often asked to us when we consult with a potential divorcee is “Is my spouse entitled to X?” ‘X’ can stand for anything as large as a boat to as small as a collection of pens. For purposes of this article, let’s say ‘X’ is a boat. The first question we ask is “when did you purchase the boat?” If you purchased the boat prior to the marriage then there is a good chance you will be ...
I Want To Have A Prenuptial Agreement: Now What?
Prenuptial Agreement Series — Part 2 This is how we often see things happen: So I want to get a Prenuptial Agreement. I’ve already talked to my fiancé. We agreed to certain terms so I’ll just call around, have an attorney draft a quickie Prenuptial Agreement on the cheap for us to sign the week before the wedding. I’m sure my fiancé will sign it since we’ve already talked about everything. That is ...
A Prenuptial Agreement Isn't Just For Rich People
Prenuptial Agreement Series - Part I It is a common misconception that a Prenuptial Agreement is only for the wealthy. Just because you don’t have real estate like Donald Trump or a six-figure contract like Johnny Football doesn’t mean that a Prenuptial Agreement doesn’t have value to you. You may be protecting your income or the minimal assets you are bringing into the marriage or you may be ...
Leaving A Child Alone In A Car Is Child Abuse, Isn't It?
We have all heard the stories of a parent leaving a child alone in a car for minutes, or hours, with sometimes grave consequences. Most parents wonder how it is possible to forget a child in a car or feel safe leaving your most precious cargo venerable in a car when you are not there. In this context, DCP&P (the Division of Child Protection and Permanency) becomes involved when a parent is ...
NJ Family Law Appeals: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!
NJ Family Law judges are given tremendous discretion in making decisions regarding custody, support, division of assets and debt, and in assessing counsel fees. The court’s decisions are sometimes very easy to understand and based upon the prevailing statutory and case law, whether we think the law is fair or not. However, sometimes the decisions are either not based upon the facts at all, not ...
Alimony Decision From The NJ Supreme Court: What Does It Mean For You?
Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Gnall v. Gnall . In short, the issue before the court was whether a marriage of 15 years could result in limited duration alimony or whether it must result in permanent alimony (now known as open duration alimony). In order to understand the case and its holding, it is important to understand that there are four types of ...