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DIVORCE IS NO GROUNDS FOR FIRING

New Jersey High Court Warns Against Employer’s Retaliation for Divorce. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on June 21 that employers cannot retaliate against their workers because they are separated, contemplating divorce, or even if the breakup turns ugly is contentious. Unanimously, the court said the state's Law Against Discrimination, (LAD), precludes retaliation based on a worker's marital status. "We hold … that marital status is not limited to the state of being single or married," wrote Appellate Division Judge Mary Cuff, temporarily assigned, in Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad. "Rather, the LAD protects all employees who have declared that they will marry, have separated from their spouse, have initiated divorce proceedings, or have obtained a divorce from discrimination in the workplace. "The LAD prohibits an employer from imposing conditions of employment that have no relationship to the task assigned to and expected of an employee," Cuff said. "It also prohibits an employer from resorting to stereotypes to discipline, block for advancement, or terminate an employee due to a life decision, such as deciding to marry or divorce."

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GOURVITZ FIRM LOCATED AND UNITES FATHER WITH DAUGHTER ABDUCTED FROM WALES AND HAS NEW YORK SUPREME COURT ORDER THAT THE CHILD BE RETURNED TO WALES

WALES FLAGOn May 3, 2016, New York Supreme Court Ordered a minor’s return to her habitual residence which the Court found to be Cardiff, Wales. In this case, the mother received father's permission to go on vacation with their 3 year old daughter to Bangladesh. When they did not sign in for their return trip from Bangladesh to the U.K., the father contacted the Gourvitz firm to aid in the return of his daughter. The daughter was first discovered in N.J. and within 24 hours Elliot Gourvitz had obtained an emergent Order from the Morris County Superior Court. The Gourvitz firm in house security advisor determined that the mother and daughter were no longer in New Jersey and were somewhere in Jamaica, Queens. Ari Gourvitz immediately went to the New York Supreme Court on a Hague Application and request for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. It was requested that the Court take emergent jurisdiction and Order not only the child’s return, but that temporary emergent custody be awarded to father pending return to Wales and subject to proceedings there. The State judge, who did not understand the proceedings, and castigated Gourvitz for the application and his perceived "condensation” when he tried to explain the procedure, demanded proof of the use of this procedure in New York. Ari Gourvitz who was familiar with the resistance that he usually receives from State Court Judges not schooled in the Hague and its procedures immediately produced it, along with a list of Judges who this Judge could confer with if need be. After a 2 hour recess, the Judge did not apologize but simply said Gourvitz was right and signed the Order to Show Cause/Writ of Habeas Corpus, but would not sign an Order for the immediate turnover of the child until 4 days later when he simply ordered the wife to come to court with the child. Anticipating that this would happen, Elliot Gourvitz previously contacted the British Embassy and requested that the mother and child’s passports be flagged. On the the return date, May 2, 2016, and despite the fact that the Sheriff was unable to personally serve the mother who continued to evade service of process with the Court documents, calls were made to relatives, acquaintances, and friends in the Bangladesh community, as well as the Respondent-Mother’s family, to compel her appearance. After a hearing, the New York Supreme Court determined that the Court had jurisdiction pursuant to the Hague Convention and I.C.A.R.A. 42 U.S.C. Sect. 11601 et. Seq. and that the child’s habitual residence of the parties’ infant daughter was in the United Kingdom (Wales). The Court Ordered the Child’s return that night and the child is currently safe in Wales with her father. The Mother who was pregnant with the parties second child decided to return that same night to Wales with the Father and Child.

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APPELLATE DIVISION AFFIRMS HAGUE CONVENTION FEES PURSUANT TO ICARA TO GOURVITZ FIRM

Hague Convention Child Abduction CaseOn May 29, 2015 the Supeior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ruled in favor of Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC in a Hague child abduction case involving the award of attorney fees to Plaintiff. The Court ultimately found that, " Defendant's arguments lack sufficient merit to warrant discussion in a written opinon," and that there was "no abuse of discretion by the trial court in it's computation of the award"

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DIVORCE STRESS CAN KILL YOU

Splitsville Stress: Divorce Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk -Stress As A Result of A Divorce Ranks Higher than Going to Jail or Starting A New Job Says Experts. http://www.today.com/health/splitsville-stress-divorce-linked-higher-heart-attack-risk-t15206

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLAIMS ENOUGH TO DENY GUN PERMIT

The N.J. Appellate Division ruled on April 22, 2015, that a person who has been accused of domestic violence but has never been found guilty can still be denied permission to purchase a gun and keep it in his or her home.  http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2015/04/court_rules_gun_permit_can_be_denied_over_domestic.html

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TWINS HAVE TWO FATHERS

Court Finds Twins Have Two Fathers:  A man originally believed to be the biological father of twin girls in Passaic County fathered only one according to ruling by Court.  http://www.northjersey.com/news/passaic-county-twins-have-different-fathers-judge-finds-in-paternity-case-1.1328431

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GOURVITZ & GOURVITZ IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW BOOK

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HAPPY HANUKKAH

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PARTNERS IN CRIME NO MORE

The New Jersey State Assembly yesterday passed a measure to remove the legal protection for communications between spouses when those conversations involve planning a crime.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE HAGUE CONVENTION NETWORK

Dear Mr. Gourvitz,

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NEXT TIME YOU LOGIN TO FACEBOOK YOU MIGHT BE SERVED!

STATEN ISLAND JUDGE OKs SERVING LEGAL PAPERS VIA FACEBOOK

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NEW ALIMONY LAW IN THE GREAT STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Governor Christie on Wednesday September 3, 2014 signed legislation that gives Judge’s somewhat clearer guidance about how to handle issues of alimony in general, cohabiting, retirement, and unemployment.

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