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About teperlaw

I am an attorney practicing family law, immigration and wills and estate planning. You can find out more about me and my firm by visiting my website at: 106 W. Franklin Ave. Pennington, NJ 08534 (609) 737-3030

Lawsuits: Fiction v. Reality (part 2)

Step 1: Pleadings The first step involves one party filing a complaint. This can include: A complaint in which the plaintiff bringing the suit must set forth the facts supporting the claims and state the causes of action. An answer … Continue reading

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Lawsuits: Fiction v. Reality (part 1)

Did you ever notice how in a television legal dramas almost every court case wraps up neatly during an episode? Unfortunately, in real life the process doesn’t move this quickly and court cases are usually quite lengthy. (That’s just one … Continue reading

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New Year in New Jersey is Almost Here

The end of another year is upon us, and it seems like 2018 came and went. 2018 brought a lot of changes including some new laws, some interesting legislative bills that may become laws, and some hot legal topics. Let’s … Continue reading

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Parenting Time During Holidays

Holidays often bring to us thoughts of presents, tasty treats, and time with family. For a recently divorced family, however, it can seem hard to partake in the holiday cheer, and instead the holiday season can stir up emotions of … Continue reading

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Family Law and Mediation

Family law mediation or divorce mediation is a low conflict process that you can use to help you reach an amicable agreement without a lengthy court battle. In divorces, emotions can quickly spiral out of control, complicating matters and causing … Continue reading

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Friendsgiving and Estate Planning

Friendsgiving is the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. This “holiday” usually takes place on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings. In the past few years or so, … Continue reading

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What NOT to do when going to court

When appearing in court you are expected to follow certain rules. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to make sure you do not miss your court date. Failing to appear for court can result in … Continue reading

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