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February 10, 2022Who gets custody? Shared Parenting continues to attract attention nationally

The Washington Post Magazine recently featured a story spotlighting 50/50 shared parenting in custody cases. This topic continues to garner attention on both the state and national levels. The Family Law Department here at Mandelbaum Barrett is well-versed in this arena, having just published an analysis on the issue in the New Jersey Law Journal. Read that article here. At present, there is no presumption or automatic consideration of 50/50 shared parenting time in the State of New Jersey. Two bills, however, remain pending with the legislature on these issues. Bills have been proposed in 39 of 50 states requiring that judges either consider shared custody or abide by a presumption of shared custody. Modern attitudes towards working parents and dual working-parent households, as well as psychological studies, appear to be fueling trends....

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February 10, 2022A New York Times article from the January 30th Sunday Style Section caught my eye. Louise Rafkin authored the piece titled: How to Help a Divorcing Friend? Start by Listening.

More than listening, parties need to obtain the benefit of the bargain reached in a divorce resolution. Sometimes, divorcing or divorced people feel overwhelmed when their spouse or former spouse fail to comply with court orders. They had reached a bargain, but suddenly they are no longer reaping its benefit. When this happens, it may be necessary to formally apply to the court for enforcement if letters or more informal requests don't work. Wronged parties then end up incurring counsel fees to simply try and get the benefit of their original agreement....

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February 10, 2022HOW COVID IS MAKING DIVORCE CASES MORE COMPLICATED

I read the January 30, 2022 CNN article, "How COVID is Making Divorce Cases More Complicated." The current difficulties arising in divorce and post-divorce cases go far beyond masks and vaccines. COVID impacts the resolution of cases. In our current environment, it is harder to obtain a meeting of the minds and achieve a fair resolution. The world lacks definitive answers to COVID questions and creates a more difficult environment. This time of uncertainty is coupled with greater anxiety, heightened frustration, and a lack of patience in everything and particularly with regard to endeavoring to resolve divorce cases....

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January 28, 2022Lynne Strober Co-Moderating a Program for the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of our Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group will be co-moderating a program for the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court on February 16th, 2022 titled "The Impact of Implicit Bias in Addressing Custody and Parenting Time Issues." Lynne is a former President of the Inn and a member of the Board. Members of the Inn include sitting and retired Family Part Judges, and experienced and less experienced attorneys and law clerks....

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January 14, 2022Family Law Co-Chairs David Carton, Esq. and Lynne Strober, Esq. have co-authored an article in the New Jersey Law Journal titled "50-50 Parenting Time: Should It Be the Law"

Mandelbaum Barrett Family Law Co-Chairs David Carton, Esq. and Lynne Strober, Esq. have co-authored an article in the January 13th, 2022 issue of New Jersey Law Journal titled "50-50 Parenting Time: Should It Be the Law?" with contributions from Vito Colasurdo, Jr. and Rebecca Frino....

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13 MarFifteen Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List and Two to Rising Stars

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2020. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that two of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2020, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year's Mandelbaum Barrett Super Lawyers include:...

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April 16, 2019Lynne Strober Named to the 2019 National Law Journal List of Family Law Trailblazers

We are proud to announce that Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Family Law Practice Group, has been named to the 2019 National Law Journal's List of Family Law Trailblazers. The National Law Journal accepted nominations from all around the nation and narrowed their list down to 14 individuals who through their hard work and determination, have helped their clients during what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives. Congratulations Lynne on this well deserved honor!...

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