Ronald G. Lieberman to speak at New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention May 16 – 18

Atlantic City, N.J. — May 16, 2018 — Ronald G. Lieberman will speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention on May 16, 17, and 18 at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. The sessions include:

On Wed., May 16: “Is Alimony a Pension or Is There a Duty to Mitigate”
This session “looks to address the many practical issues surrounding whether a supported spouse has an affirmative duty to obtain gainful employment. While our case law allows for the imputation of income in appropriate circumstances is that a mere fiction? An obligor is required to work to capacity to support her ex-spouse, meaning she does not have the real option of hawking roses in the airport. Without a corresponding obligation imposed on the supported spouse are they not, in practical effect, permitted to hawk those roses in the airport if they choose? If income is imputed to a supported spouse should the courts upon a modification or retirement application factor into the analysis the monies representing possible bonuses, promotions and other career advancements? Should monies be imputed for the savings that would have or could have accumulated, whether in the form of retirement benefits or actual savings? In the end if there is no such duty then is alimony nothing more than a pension earned during the marriage?”

Presenters:
Moderator/Speaker: Paris P. Eliades, Esq., NJSBA Past President, Paris P. Eliades Law Firm LLC
Hon. Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), Archer Attorneys At Law
Hon. Angela White Dalton, J.S.C., Family Division, Monmouth County Superior Court
Hon. James A. Farber, J.S.C. (Ret.), Paris Eliades Law Firm, LLC
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys At Law
Frank A. Louis, Esq., Louis & Russell

On Thurs., May 17: “Would Equal Physical Custody Elevate a Parent’s Desires Over the Child’s Best Interests?”
This program explores whether exactly equal physical custody between parents elevates a parent’s desires over the fundamental underpinning of custody which is a child’s best interest. Social science and human conflict need to be reviewed to determine whether exactly equal physical custody is appropriate.

Presenters:
Moderator/Speaker: Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys At Law
Hon. Terry Paul Bottinelli, J.S.C., Family Division, Bergen County Superior Court
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., Norris McLaughlin & Marcus
Megan S. Murray, Esq., Paone Zaleski & Murray
Amy Wechsler, Esq., Shimalla Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq., Archer Law

On Fri., May 18: “Family Law Bench-Bar Conference”
A discussion among experienced family law practitioners and family part judges on how we can work together to help resolve and adjudicate family law cases expeditiously. What do judges need from lawyers to help prepare them to hear a case and what lawyers need from judges to help them resolve their cases.

Presenters:
Moderator/Speaker: Sheryl J. Seiden, Esq., Seiden Family Law, LLC
Hon. Maritza D. Berdote Byrne, P.J.F.P., Presiding Judge, Family Division, Morris County Superior Court
Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, P.J.F.P., Presiding Judge, Family Division, Union County Superior Court
Hon. Charles W. Dortch Jr., P.J.F.P., Presiding Judge, Family Division, Camden County Superior Court
Hon. Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P., Presiding Judge, Family Division, Bergen County Superior Court
Hon. Marcella Matos Wilson, J.S.C, Family Division, Essex County Superior Court
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys At Law
Michael A. Weinberg, Esq., Archer Law

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm also has offices in Bear, Del., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Las Vegas.

Date Published: May 17, 2018


Written by: Cooper Levenson, P.A.