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Family Court Trends in Motion Practice and PostJudgment Motions, Plenary Hearings and Mediation

Jun 9, 2016 @ 04:02 PM — by Michael Green

If you have recently filed a motion for child support, child custody or alimony modification, or relocation or a postjudgment motion regarding the payment of shared expenses for children, you have likely run into the new trend in family court in New Jersey, the frequent ordering of the parties to mediation or a plenary hearing without deciding the issues.  The Court's it seems are getting more and more bogged down with motion practice and supported by case law are much more likely to order parties to mediation or a plenary hearing to decide their issues.  Law clerks are not forensic accountants and more and more parties are requesting that the Court's review years and years of expenses that were to be paid by either party.  Proofs might come in the form of telephone books of exhibits that will just overwhelm the courts.  It seems that the answer is for the parties to try and work it out prior to the court having to analyze directly what they have in their motion submissions. If you are facing a plenary hearing or future mediation as a result of filing a motion and are looking for assistance from an experienced divorce attorney or divorce lawyer, call us now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation.  We have night appointments as well.  

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