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...
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children in Short Hills
When someone is accused of family violence, two things can happen. Often, one party will apply for a temporary restraining order against the alleged perpetrator. However, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can also become involved in these types of situations and may investigate the family. Allegations of domestic abuse may also lead to required supervision for the accused person to see their children. The impact of domestic...
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...
Domestic Violence and B.L.F. v. T.G.C.
Domestic violence, unfortunately, impacts millions of people every day.  In the United States, one in three women and one in four men have experienced domestic violence.  Although most people think of domestic violence in terms of physical violence, it can also include emotional abuse or financial abuse.  There are several options for help for victims of domestic violence.  One option is filing for a temporary restraining order or TRO.  As...
The Role of Domestic Violence in Divorce
There are a multitude of reasons why people decide to divorce. Adultery, financial infidelity, or just growing apart over the years are just a few of these reasons. Unfortunately, one common reason is domestic violence. Millions of Americans are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence includes not only physical abuse, but also emotional abuse, financial abuse, stalking, and threats of violence. Domestic violence can have a significant role in divorce....
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