Lindabury Legal Corner

August 3, 2018

Westfield attorney Greg K. Vitali, of the law firm Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (“CLSA”). Vitali is a partner in the firm’s construction litigation group with an emphasis in the areas of commercial ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced that Stephen A. Timoni has joined the firm in its Westfield office. Stephen will focus his practice in the areas of Corporate and Health Care Law. “Stephen brings additional depth and experience to our firm. He has tremendous ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that John H. Schmidt has once again been recognized by “Chambers USA” in their annual list of leading lawyers for business. Chambers and Partners, which produces “Chambers USA,” is a client referral organization that researches and ...

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Good news is a brew for New Jersey craft beer advocates. In February 2018, the New Jersey Assembly’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee paved the way for the introduction of Bill A2196, which would remove a current licensing rule requiring breweries and distilleries to provide a tour of ...

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Effective Monday, January 8, 2018, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination was amended to include breastfeeding as a protected status. As a result, an employer cannot refuse to hire, cannot discharge and cannot treat someone adversely with regard to the terms, conditions or privileges of their ...

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When couples are ending their marriage or relationship there are many financial issues that need to be resolved including the division of property and respective ongoing support obligations. Two different categories of ongoing support one spouse may be responsible for are child support and spousal ...

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With the holidays approaching, people are busy making travel arrangements and shopping lists, digging out old recipes and getting their homes ready for what is arguably one of the most family oriented times of the year. However for couples with children who are ending their marriage or relationship ...

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In all cases of divorce or separation where children are involved, the issue of time-sharing (previously referred to as “visitation”) is a significant issue to be addressed.  Unless the parents have agreed to an equal shared custodial arrangement, an appropriate schedule of time-sharing is ...

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One of the most contentious issues faced by many divorced parents has always been whether the custodial parent has the right to relocate with the parties’ children out of state. In an increasingly mobile society this has become an issue for many parents. Often custodial parents decide that they ...

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Unfortunately, at the time a divorce is finalized an individual can encounter new and unanticipated financial obligations. Any debt that was incurred during the marriage and will not be paid off at the time of divorce needs to be addressed in the parties’ settlement agreement. It is important that ...

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Many couples who are contemplating divorce or separation believe that litigation is their only option. The truth is that many couples can utilize mediation as a means of resolving their marital issues. Additionally, many couples who have been divorced but are dealing with issues which have arisen ...

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In New Jersey, there are two basic concepts of child custody. The more familiar concept is “physical” custody which refers to where and with whom the child will live. When parents share “joint physical” custody, the child lives with each parent for a certain amount of time during the year. A parent ...

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Parents who are either currently going through a divorce or were divorced many years ago often ask “at what point do I no longer have to pay child support for my children?” It surprises some parents to learn that there has been no specific age at which time parents are no longer obligated to pay ...

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Although it is presently illegal under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) to pay people different wages for performing the same work under similar working conditions because of their gender, there is currently pending in both the State Senate and Assembly legislation “concerning ...

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One of the questions often asked by divorced individuals, particularly at the time of their retirement or the retirement of their former spouse, is whether or not they are entitled to receive Social Security benefits based on their prior marriage. The Social Security Administration interprets the ...

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Individuals engaged in a divorce understand that the dissolution of their marriage can be a difficult and complicated process.  For individuals of high net worth, the divorce process can present a complex maze of responsibilities and decisions which need to be addressed.  The prospect of valuing ...

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At its Annual Meeting on Monday night, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey welcomed four new members to the Board of Trustees. New members will bring a wealth of expertise from their respective fields of investment banking, law, education and art. David Hardin of Summit is an attorney in ...

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The law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., recently played host to the Fall meeting of LEGUS, is an international network of high quality mid-sized law firms located across the globe.  More than 60 firms from across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East sent ...

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Lindabury is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Amanda M. Curley to its Business and Commercial Real Estate practices. Amanda will focus her practice on commercial real estate financing and related transactions.  Amanda has experience advising commercial real estate owners and developers ...

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Today’s current economic reality is one of great uncertainty, especially when it comes to employment.  Employees who could count on receiving an annual cost of living adjustment or performance bonus no longer have that luxury, nor the security that their years of experience and training will ...

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In New Jersey, child-support is defined as a financial payment from one parent to the other to provide for the needs of their child or children.   Child support is the right of every child and neither spouse can waive this responsibility.  All parents regardless of their marital status have an ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C., announced today that Lisa Gingeleskie and Christopher Reilly have joined the firm in its Westfield New Jersey office. Lisa will focus her practice in the area of Labor and Employment law while Chris will join the firm’s Construction group which ...

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Whether you have been served with notice that your spouse has filed for divorce, or if you are contemplating filing for divorce yourself, there are important steps anyone facing this scenario should undertake. The first is to stay calm. This is obviously easier said than done but it is important ...

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New Jersey's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act protects individuals in married, dating, cohabiting and co-parenting relationships from 18 categories of criminal acts by their significant others, including harassment and coercion.  In C.G. v. E.G., an unpublished decision dated June 30, 2016, ...

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Domestic violence is a serious issue concerning all segments of our society.  It affects couples, their children, friends, relatives and employers.  New Jersey courts take allegations of domestic violence very seriously and have established protocols in place to protect victims. In order for an ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Elizabeth Manzo has officially become a Certified Elder Law Attorney, recognized by the National Elder Law Foundation. The National Elder Law Foundation is the only organization approved by the American ...

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For many couples experiencing marital difficulties and facing the end of their relationship, divorce mediation can be an appropriate alternative to litigation. While mediation may not fit every situation, for couples who are prepared to address all of the issues related to their relationship, a ...

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Lindabury is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Eileen Millet to its Environmental Law Practice. Eileen has over 35 years of experience counseling clients on environmental regulation and compliance including many years serving as General Counsel for the Interstate Environmental Commission ...

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For those divorced individuals who ultimately remarry, the median length of time to until their second marriage tends to be approximately four years. Second marriages can sometimes have the effect of creating a new nuclear family where a new spouse lives and/or works in another state. In the ...

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. recently organized a charity drive to benefit the Morris County Chapter of Dress for Success. The drive was coordinated through the firm’s Women’s Business Initiative. The attorneys and staff from each of the firm’s offices collected an ...

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