Bruce P. Matez’s Answers

Bruce P. Matez

Cherry Hill Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Personal Loans and Marital Assets Distribution in Divorce Cases

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brad Michael Micklin
    2. Matthew Podolnick
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    4. Bruce P. Matez
    5. David Alexander Browde
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The general answer to your question is that it all really depends on the circumstances. I suggest that if you take a loan, you keep very accurate records of the funds received and the use of those funds. There is not answer to the question of how it will be allocated ultimately, because it really does depend on the circumstances. Your wife will likely argue that you did this without her permission and that it should be ultimately be attributed solely to you. I urge you to have a...

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  2. I work as server and i cant come up with a child custody plan since i work 5 nights, weekends and holidays

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ivan Raevski
    2. Bruce P. Matez
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    4. Melissa A Fecak
    4 lawyer answers

    I highly recommend that you and your wife mediate any issues that you have been unable to resolve regarding your children. You have a difficult situation with your job schedule and you may not get a workable resolution by litigating. Get yourselves a good mediator who is willing to think outside the box and suggest viable solutions. I also suggest that you and your wife need to be willing to try different parenting plans to see what works for you both and your daughter.

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  3. I have been receiving a portion of my daughter's tuition payment from my x, how can I discontinue it?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kenneth A White
    2. Bruce P. Matez
    3. David Perry Davis
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer really depends upon whether he is paying voluntarily or pursuant to a court order. If voluntary, he can simply stop paying based upon you advising him that she graduated and there is no more tuition due. If it was by court order, it would be appropriate and wise to enter into a consent order which emancipates your daughter and terminates any support or contributions to college expenses. This is relatively simple and should have a minimum cost to hire an attorney to accomplish for...

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  4. Fd family case. Should I appeal, file a motion to reconsider, ask for a new judge or just stick my head under the ground and for

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce P. Matez
    2. Philip Smith Burnham II
    3. Kenneth A White
    3 lawyer answers

    If you believe strongly that you have not been provided the right to speak, state your position, and argue your case, and you believe that you are proceeding in the best interests of your son, you should file an appeal. However, before you do so, I strongly urge you to consult with an experienced family law attorney and have him/her review the motions, certifications and transcripts of the hearing. These are major life defining decisions and you should have a professional guiding and advising...

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  5. Father had resident custody of 2 year old mother filed for sole custody father missed court due to no motif baby lived with fath

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James R Fridie III
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. Bruce P. Matez
    4. Dean P Murray
    5. Kenneth A White
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the others that you should consult with an experienced family law attorney immediately. I also suggest you file a motion for reconsideration immediately.

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  6. How can I request that a motion for primary custody be denied?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ivan Raevski
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. Bruce P. Matez
    4. Jay Bodzin
    4 lawyer answers

    You MUST file a written response to the motion within the time frame set by the Court Rules. Your response is generally required to be filed 15 days prior to the hearing date. You should present all facts and information to the court, including copies of prior orders and, if you have them, transcripts of prior hearings. Unfortunately, judges are reassigned quite often and move in and out of the family court and to other assignments. The family court in Camden County recently was almost...

  7. Can I get visitations with my granddaughters if I have been actively involved their entire lives?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan David Gordon
    2. Martin L Bearg
    3. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    4. Bruce P. Matez
    5. Pablo N Blanco
    5 lawyer answers

    I do not believe you have accurate information regarding grandparent visitation and rights in New Jersey and I suggest that you have a consultation with an experience family law attorney.

  8. Can I change my sons last name?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce P. Matez
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally name changes in situations like this are handled by the family court if there is an existing case (docket number) for custody, parenting time and/or child support. You would need to file a motion with the court to change his name. The primary custodial parent generally has the right to choose the child's name. If you do not have an existing case in the family court, you will have to file a complaint seeking custody and asking for the name change.

  9. Retroactive Child Support Modification

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Bruce P. Matez
    2. David Perry Davis
    2 lawyer answers

    Child support can be modified when a child attends college. Generally the court does not modify child support retroactively as there is a statute prohibiting it. The court will, however, modify the child support effective as of the date that the motion for modification is actually filed. The reduction in support would be until the child's status changes. If there is a change at a later date and the child resides at home and commutes to/from school on a full time basis, the child support may...

  10. I HAVE JOINT CUSTODY. I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY? I WANT THEM BACK IN USA!! BUT THE FATHER IS REFUSING IT

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aniello David Cerreto
    2. David Perry Davis
    3. Bruce P. Matez
    3 lawyer answers

    You would need to file an application with the court called a motion asking for an order requiring that the children be returned to the USA. Then you would probably have to take the order to South America to be enforced if the grandmother continues to refuse to return them. If South American country that they are in is a signatory to the Hague Convention, you may receive some assistance from the State Department to have them returned. You may also consider filing kidnapping charges or...