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Category Archives: Family Law

Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark Attorney Successfully Appeals Support Modification Ruling

Morris County NJ Post-Divorce Modification and Family Law Appeals AttorneysEarlier this week, the NJ Appellate Division ruled on an appeal filed by Attorney Gregory Pasler of Morristown’s Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark on behalf of his client Mr. Keller, of Somerset County, NJ.

Keller and his attorney had originally filed for a motion to reduce Keller’s alimony and child support payments on the basis of a loss of employment, and subsequent reduction in pay after securing a new job. And while Mr. Keller’s salary was reduced by almost 50%, from $582,000 a year working for Lucent to $250,000 a year working for Pfizer, the trial judge in this matter denied his petition for reduced support obligations, stating that there was no “permanent change in circumstances” as it was believed Mr. Keller would still be able to earn close to his original salary through bonuses and other forms of compensation.

Upon appeal however, Appellate Division Judges Karen Suter and Jane Grall both stated that the trial judge in this matter failed to consider all the 23 factors included in the 2014 Alimony Reform Act, and ultimately found that reconsideration for alimony payments and child support payments should both have been granted in the matter.

Keller’s attorney Gregory Pasler said this regarding his and his client’s successful appeal “The appellate court’s decision clearly confirms that … the trial court cannot summarily dismiss an obligor’s request for a modification of their support obligations should they experience a loss of income.”

To read more about this case and the successful decision our firm secured for Mr. Keller, you can view the complete law.com article here.

Contact Our Morris County Post-Divorce Modification and Family Law Appeals Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients with all manner of post-divorce modification issues in towns across New Jersey and Morris County, including Chester, Chatham, Harding, Mendham, Morris Plains, Madison, and Morristown.

Whether circumstances have changed for you or your family, and you are seeking an alimony modification, child support modification, or child custody modification, or are facing a request to modify any of those same agreements, our firm is prepared to provide you with the attentive, knowledgeable, and highly effective legal counsel that you need and deserve in matters so important to you and your family’s future.

To speak with our legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your divorce, a post-divorce modification, or any kind of family law appeal, please contact us online, or through our Morristown, NJ office at (973) 828-0829.

Destroying Property and Restraining Orders

When most people think of domestic violence and abuse, they most likely think of overt physical actions committed by one party against another. While such an action would certainly be considered domestic violence (given the two parties have one of the types of relationships described in the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA)), many… Continue Reading

Cohabitation; Post-Divorce Modifications and Agreements

Increasingly, adults are choosing to enter into “marital-style” relationships while remaining legally unmarried. This kind of relationship is referred to legally as “cohabitation”, and cohabitation can have a number of implications to existing divorce agreements such as alimony and child support. These implications come in the form of post-divorce modifications, specifically in the way that… Continue Reading

Divorce: Changing Your Perspective and Improving Your Life

While the word “divorce” certainly carries a somewhat negative connotation in our society, the fact of the matter is that a divorce is often an extremely healthy thing for a person involved in an unhappy or angry relationship to pursue. Certainly, some divorces will be “easier” than others depending on the method used (alternative dispute… Continue Reading

Should I Try to Save My Marriage, or File for a Divorce?

When working with our Morris County divorce clients, one of the most common questions they have for us is if we think they should actually pursue a divorce, or try to save their marriage. Unfortunately, there is usually no easy or one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Of course, if one partner has a new romantic… Continue Reading

Arbitration in Family Law Disputes

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method of arbitration is quickly becoming a very popular way to resolve not only divorces and their related issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and marital asset division, but also to resolve almost any other family law dispute as well. When it comes to ADR methods, arbitration stands out… Continue Reading

How Can Domestic Violence Affect a Child Custody Agreement?

Domestic violence, and the commonly resulting legal actions of temporary restraining orders and final restraining orders, can be one of the most trying, stressful, and emotionally difficult situations for any family to face. In the case of the abused party, securing protection for themselves and/or their children is of extreme importance. On the other hand,… Continue Reading

Landmark Decision Changes NJ Child Relocation Law

On Tuesday, in a landmark decision THAT WILL IMPACT ALL NEW JERSEY PARENTS SEEKING TO RELOCATE, the New Jersey Supreme Court modified the Appellate Division and created a new standard of review when a parent seeks to remove the children to another state.   The conflict arose when the mother sought to relocate to Utah,… Continue Reading

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