Although you may have negotiated, or the Court ordered, a certain parenting time schedule with your minor children at the time of your divorce, circumstances and other things may change, causing the need for modification. You may have actually been exercising additional time not listed in your agreement, or you may feel that the children […]
Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton, LLC, Attorneys Selected to the 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers List
Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton, LLC, is proud to announce that its entire legal team has been selected to the 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Heidi Ann Lepp, Esq., Mark T. Mayrides, Esq., Sarah M. Eaton, Esq., and Jane R. Altman, Esq. were each recognized for their work in family law. Partner and Co-Founder Heidi […]
Is an Uncontested Divorce Allowed in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, a divorce may be uncontested. Sometimes, divorcing spouses may resolve their property, custody, and support issues outside of court by entering into a Marital Settlement Agreement. However, even when parties are able to settle the issues in their case, they still need to go through the legal process of obtaining a Final […]
Can an Inheritance Be Divided in a Divorce?
New Jersey law follows the rule of equitable distribution of property in divorce, where marital property is divided based on what the Court believes to be fair. However, this applies to marital property only. In divorce, marital property is anything that both spouses own jointly and/or that either spouse acquired during the marriage. It can […]
New Jersey Pauses Divorce and Civil Trials in Six Counties Amid Judge Vacancies
New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner released a statement in February 2023 in which he explained that matrimonial and civil trials in New Jersey will be suspended except in limited cases, beginning February 21, 2023. Chief Justice Rabner’s Order is due to the record levels of judicial vacancies in two of the State’s […]
What Is Considered a High-Asset Divorce?
A high-asset divorce generally means that the couple seeking a divorce has considerable assets of great value that will need to be equitably distributed. High-asset divorces can be more complex or contentious for several reasons. More Assets to Value It is not uncommon for couples in a high-net-worth marriage to own multiple houses or properties, […]
What Are My Visitation Rights as a Grandparent?
When a couple divorces and there are ongoing custody and parenting time disputes between the parents, the grandparents could be denied visitation. In New Jersey, absent the existence of certain specific criteria, grandparents do not have a legal right to visitation with their grandchildren. Visitation rests solely in the discretion of the parents. If you […]
What Should I Know About the Arbitration Process?
Once a couple has made the decision to divorce, there are a number of alternative dispute resolution options available. If the divorce is acrimonious, and the couple is unable to reach a resolution on the key issues, they may need to settle their disputes by resorting to litigation, mediation, or arbitration. Litigation involves filing a […]
Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton, LLC Celebrates Second Anniversary of Serving Clients Throughout New Jersey
On March 1, 2023, the law firm of Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton, LLC will celebrate two years of providing representation to individuals and families throughout New Jersey. The firm’s attorneys have a combined total of more than 100 years of experience in all facets of family law. Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton LLC strives to achieve […]
What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?
A divorce and an annulment both result in the dissolution of the marriage, though there are some fundamental differences between the two. While a divorce ends a marriage, a legal annulment retroactively declares that the marriage was never valid. In many cases, an uncontested divorce may be simpler than an annulment, particularly if you were […]