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When a party in possession of the former marital home fails to refinance the mortgage so as to remove the ex-spouse’s name from the mortgage note, in violation of court order, the court may grant equitable relief

Posted in *All Posts, Divorce, Equitable-distribution, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

A person is guilty of defiant trespass if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by actual communication to the actor

Posted in *All Posts, Domestic-violence, Trespass

A party to a civil proceeding is entitled to a fair hearing, with the protections of due process

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation

Generally, plaintiffs are entitled to choose the forum; the burden is placed on the objecting defendant to demonstrate that the plaintiff’s forum is inappropriate

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation

Forum selection clauses are prima facie valid and enforceable in New Jersey

Posted in *All Posts, Litigation

A prima facie claim of tortious interference with a prospective economic advantage

Posted in *All Posts, Tortious Interference, Torts

New Jersey courts generally yield to the court first acquiring jurisdiction over a case or controversy

Posted in *All Posts, Defense, Litigation

When a defendant asserts lack of personal jurisdiction, the plaintiff bears the burden of demonstrating that the defendant’s contacts with the forum state are sufficient to confer personal jurisdiction on the court

Posted in *All Posts, Defense, Litigation, Personal Jurisdiction

The court will only issue a restraining order if it is necessary to protect the victim from an immediate danger or to prevent further abuse

Posted in *All Posts, Domestic-violence

Indigents mounting a defense or presenting allegations of domestic violence are not entitled to appointed counsel

Posted in *All Posts, Domestic-violence

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