Palimony – AGAIN!

Senate bill S2553 was recently passed out of committee.  This bill, which is headed to our state Assembly would require that all palimony agreements entered into before January 18, 2010 (the date the amendment to NJSA 25:1-5 was signed into law) be in writing to be enforceable.   This marks a major departure from current case law which has declined to apply the 2010 law retroactively, and if passed will mean that anyone seeking to enforce oral promises of support should head off to their nearest lawyer’s office to have an agreement prepared.    To do otherwise will future support in the event of a break up in serious doubt.

If you or anyone you know will be or could be affected by this potential loss of support contact the Law office of Helen Glass.

Two for the price of one? Or is it the other way around?

Passaic County Judge Sohail Mohammed, based upon DNA paternity testing recently ruled that “AS”, the alleged father of twins, was in fact the father of only one of the children, and therefore would be responsible for child support for one child only.  The mother, who was identified as “TM” admitted that she had had relations with two men in addition to AS the same week that the twins were conceived.   Apparently, and listen closely folks, approximately 1 in every 13,000 reported paternity cases involved twins having separate fathers – who would ever thunk?  Part of this phenomenon is due to the increased use of technology to assist in  reproduction – and as in this case the mother’s promiscuity!    I guess these twins will have lots of interesting conversations in the years to come.

Feel free to contact the Law office of Helen Glass, should you have paternity, child custody, visitation or child support issues.   My 30 years of experience can be put to work for you.


Congrats to our new Bergen County Family Part Judges

Congratulations to Hon. Bonnie Mizdol on here promotion as Assignment Judge for Bergen County – we are saddened to lose her in the Family Part but know she will do a great job for the county.

Congratulations also to Hon Peter J. Melchionne as the Family Part’s new Presiding Judge, and best wishes for the future!

We also welcome and wish well new Bergen County Judges  Magali Francois, Mark Janeczko, Jane Gallina-Mecca , Gregg Padovano, James Sattely and Walter Skrod,