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 What is the age of the child for parental kidnapping? The term kidnapping is often associated with a stranger taking a person away from his or her loved ones, but often, kidnapping occurs within families. Parental kidnapping occurs when a parent takes a child without permission from the child’s other parent. Are Kidnapping Laws the […]

Norway Flag

Our firm recently received an acknowledgment from the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for our role in having the Southern District of New York Order the return of two children to their father in Norway. According to […]

Family in Airport

Parental Permissions for international travel with another parent One parent wants to take the child out of the country, and the question presents itself whether that parent needs permission of the other parent to go. The above depends upon what custody agreement is already in place, or the permission granted to each parent by the […]

Norway Flag

Hague Convention International Child Abduction by Parent Case argued by New Jersey Divorce Attorneys Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC In this case, the mother was both a United States and Norwegian citizen who was raised in Norway by her parents. She married the father, had two sons and then divorced him under the guise of wanting […]

Alimony is No Longer A Tax Deduction

Alimony

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TJCA) Eliminates the Alimony Tax Deduction in New Jersey and Nationally On January 1, 2019, alimony became tax-neutral under the new rules of the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA). Payors cannot deduct payments of alimony from their taxable income and recipients of alimony do not have to claim […]

Holding hands

A report to Child Protective Services can wreak havoc on your life. As its name states, the agency is in place to protect children and investigate claims into child abuse and neglect. Most reports are filed in good faith and with the intention of helping a child. However, some people abuse the agency. In many […]

Rules and regulations

Gourvitz & Gourvitz law firm has once again been asked to mentor an attorney regarding the Hague Convention on Abduction of Children. The request comes at the behest of the legal assistance coordinator of the U.S. State Department and includes other attorneys and firms implementing the Hague Convention on Abduction of Children through the U.S. […]

Money

Divorce can be a difficult process emotionally, but it’s even more challenging when a couple is dealing with high-value assets. Divorcing without legal assistance is always a mistake, but it can be financially devastating with substantial assets, businesses, trusts (on-shore and off-shore), and other complex investment vehicles. The mistake some couples make is thinking they […]

Real estate assets

Real estate in a high asset divorce can pose many challenges. A couple’s home is typically their most valuable asset. In many instances when a family is dividing, one spouse retains ownership of the primary residence. However, some divorcing couples own more than one home. In addition to making a decision about the main home, […]

Family

5 Things You Need to Know about Child Abduction and Family Law? Parental abduction occurs more than people realize. The anger and desperation felt by parents when their marriages end or when they believe they might not be able to see their child prompts many of them to take drastic measures. A kidnapping by a […]

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