Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
- Name Change
- Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives for Health Care
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- Temple University Beasley School of Law
- J.D. (1993) | Law
- Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
- Political Science
- Honors: High Honors
- New Jersey State Bar
- Women Lawyers in Union County
- Past Officer
- Barry J. Croland Family Inn of Court
- Superior Court of New Jersey, Early Settlement Panel Program
- Union County Bar Association
2 Questions Answered
- Q. If I receive child support no an I move to South Carolina do I have to notify the state I'm lea or going to?
- A: Also, if the child's other parent agrees, you can enter into a Consent Order permitting you to leave the state without having to file an application with the court. You would just want to make absolutely that the order is drafted properly so that you are covered legally. However, I'm assuming that the other parent does not agree to your leaving the state with the child. The New Jersey Supreme Court just decided a case within the last couple of weeks that made new law regarding this issue. The standard the court must apply is "the best interests of the child".
- Q. Is my ex wife responsible to pay her share of my health insurance deductible %25 of medical bills for my son ?
- A: It really depends on what your Judgment of Divorce or Property Settlement Agreement provides. However, if your judgment or agreement is silent, the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines provide that once child support is calculated under the Guidelines, the "Custodial Parent", or the "Parent of Primary Residence" is responsible for the first $250 per child per year of unreimbursed health care expenditures (medical, dental, hospital, psychological, prescriptions, etc.). If your Child Support Guidelines worksheet shows that your respective shares of the total combined net income is 75/25, or if that is what the two of you agreed to, then any unreimbursed medical expenses over and above the first $250 per child per year should be divided between the two of you in that proportion. The cost of just the children's share of the health insurance premium (i.e., only the children of your marriage) should have been added to the Guidelines calculation which then causes the children's share of the premium to be divided between the two of you in proportion to your respective shares of the total combined net income, and this is taken into consideration in calculating the bottom line child support obligation.
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