Victoria D. Miranda Named Chair of the District XII Fee Arbitration Committee
Victoria Miranda, partner at Williams Law Group, has been named Chair of the District XII Fee Arbitration Committee. Fee Arbitration allows a client to dispute fees with his or her attorney. There are at least eight Fee Arbitration Committee District members, including one chair and one vice chair member. All members are appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and serve a term of four years. Victoria Miranda was...
What Types of Family Law Cases are the Courts Currently Hearing?
When COVID-19 first began spreading throughout the United States in early 2020, most courts in New Jersey closed and put non-essential legal proceedings on temporary hold. Fortunately, this delay was relatively short-lived. Once courts set up the right infrastructure for virtual hearings, business more or less continued as usual using Zoom and other methods of communication. Now that a full year has passed since the outbreak of COVID-19, courts are...
When Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support During COVID
The financial impact of the coronavirus is causing trouble for families across the world. Many people lost their jobs, and others had to cut back on their work to support children who are no longer attending school in person. If your former partner stops paying child support during this time, that unexpected loss of income can create even greater hardship. However, you may have legal options for enforcing the child...
Renegotiating Custody Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Negotiating custody is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce case. Unfortunately, no one anticipated that COVID-19 would create challenges for many of those arrangements. Even parenting schedules that worked well before the pandemic may now become a source of conflict. If your parenting situation is leading to disputes, you may need to consider renegotiating custody due to COVID-19 concerns. These disagreements can escalate and cause serious problems...
Domestic Violence and COVID-19
Over the summer, the New York Times stated that cases of child abuse dropped by more than 50 percent during the pandemic. Sadly, that number is not a good sign. With students learning remotely from their homes, teachers are not having direct contact with many children and therefore cannot report indications of abuse. Relatedly, domestic violence reports have increased in New Jersey during recent months. The fact that family members...
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