The Law Offices of
Edward S. Cooper, Esq.

What Is an “Uncontested Divorce”?

When people think of divorce, they may not realize that there are actually two different types of divorce that can be filed for, and also a number of different ways those divorces can ultimately be finalized. To learn more about the two possible types of divorce, no-fault divorce and fault-based divorce, please view our page on… Continue Reading

Child Support for College Education

New Jersey’s child support laws changed significantly with the February 2017 release of S-1046/A-2721. This update to child support law now means that all child support obligations will automatically terminate when a supported child reaches the age of 19, unless the parents specifically state otherwise in their divorce’s child support agreement. Considering that this is the age… Continue Reading

Multi-million dollar Heroin Ring Leaders Admit Guilt

Following the 2014 arrest of Elizabeth residents William Camino, 38, and second-in-command Yakin Bryant, 37, for charges related to the two heroin processing mills discovered and raided by Union County police and federal officials, the defendants pleaded guilty to a variety of drug-related charges on Monday, August 14th. The Heroin Distribution Bust of 2014, Union… Continue Reading

The Different Types of Alimony in New Jersey

During many Union County divorces, one of the key issues that will need to be decided is that of alimony and spousal support. Alimony is awarded in a wide variety of scenarios to spouses who traditionally have relied on the other spouse for financial support. Different from child support, there are no strict guidelines for… Continue Reading

Man Arrested has $44k in Unpaid Tolls and Traffic Violations

Last Friday, July 21st, Newark resident Antonio L. Laracuente, 37, was caught passing through an EZPass toll on the George Washington Bridge without paying. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said than an officer spotted him driving though a lower-level toll at 7:45 a.m. in his 2012 Honda Acord when the EZPass signboard read “toll unpaid”.… Continue Reading

Paying Child Support Through the Probation Department

Any time the parents of a child or children divorce, part of their divorce settlement agreement will be a child support component. Child support is determined using a strict set of guidelines provided by the state of New Jersey, and exact payment determinations vary on the income levels of both parents, how much time each… Continue Reading

Will I Lose my Home in the Divorce?

Many of our Union County divorce clients come to us concerned over losing their home in the divorce settlement agreement. Understandably, individuals who owned a home or property prior to their marriage wish to retain possession of those properties after their divorce. However, there is no easy or definitive answer to the question “Will I… Continue Reading

Loss of Employment and Alimony Reductions

New Jersey’s Alimony laws allow for changes to alimony and spousal support agreements when certain circumstances change significantly, and permanently. One of these such changes is the loss of employment of the supporting party. Lawmakers understand the burdens any loss of job can place upon an individual, and as such allow these individuals to petition… Continue Reading

Economic Abuse May be Considered Domestic Violence

New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19) lists eighteen different types of abuse which are considered by law to be acts of domestic violence. While most of these actions are physical in nature, like assault, harassment, and false imprisonment, a recent New Jersey case demonstrated how certain actions which can impact… Continue Reading

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Linden, NJ 07036