Divorce Court 101: 5 Simple Rules and Tips

Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, one of the Jersey Shore’s leading full-service law firms, offers advice for a successful day in divorce court.

Jonathan Petro, Managing Partner

Jonathan Petro, Managing Partner

TOMS RIVER, N.J.March 21, 2023PRLog — According to Divorce.com, the United States has the sixth highest separation rate in the world, with 40 to 50 percent of married couples filing for divorce. Ending a marriage can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when divorce court becomes involved. Jonathan Petro, Managing Partner of Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC (CLDDS), offers five important points to help you feel more confident and prepared on the first day of your divorce case.

First, it’s important to listen to your attorney. Petro jokingly said, “I’ve been through more divorces than most people will go through in their lives.” It is important to use professionals that know how to work with you and best represent you through this process. While showing respect to your attorney, please also show respect to their staff. If you have any questions or concerns about their advice, feel free to ask.

Be respectful of the court, judges and their staff. “This is important to keep in mind,” said Petro. “People talk. If you are disrespectful to a court staff member, it may get back to the judge. You certainly don’t want to have the reputation of someone who is difficult.” Whether you are attending court in person or via Zoom, it is also important to consider proper dress code in the courthouse or for virtual appearances. A coat, collared shirt, blouse, pants, skirt and proper shoes all follow appropriate divorce decorum.

Be respectful of your adversary. “I often say it takes two people to settle a divorce case, but really it could take four,” Petro said. Each party much work with each other’s attorneys to reach a final resolution in your case. The adversarial process can sometimes get in the way of an efficient reasonable outcome that will benefit your family, especially your children.

Petro encourages clients to take notes and write down questions for the attorney or judge. “Notes will help your attorney stay focused on what the adversary or judge is saying, eliminate any interruptions and keep the process well-ordered. It will also help you remember important points,” he said.

Finally, please be patient and understanding if your case gets pushed back or adjourned. It’s crucial to keep in mind that whether your appearance is scheduled for the morning or later in the day, there are multiple cases on the court’s docket every day. The court tries their best to get through each case as quickly and effectively as possible, but sometimes there is waiting involved.

About Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC
CLDDS is one of the Jersey Shore’s leading full-service law firms, encompassing a wide variety of practice areas.   The firm strives to be a value-added provider of legal services and obtain the very best possible results for its clients. To learn more, visit https://www.cldds.com.

Newhaven Court at Clearview’s Four Centenarians Share Life Stories, Advice

Pauline Parr and Madeline Golec

Pauline Parr and Madeline Golec

BUTLER, Pa.Oct. 17, 2022PRLog — Newhaven Court at Clearview sure knows how to celebrate a 100th-year birthday.

After all, the senior living community in Butler has had plenty of experience recognizing such milestones. Newhaven Court at Clearview is home to four centenarians whose ages range from 100 to 104 years old.

“We celebrate all residents’ birthdays, but when someone hits 100 years old, it’s certainly special,” said Casey Bowser, Community Relations Director at Newhaven Court at Clearview. “It speaks to them making the right decisions in life. Everyone wants to hear the advice someone who is 100 has to give. There’s magic in that century milestone.”

Pauline Parr, 100, and Madeline Golec, 104, each grew up on farms in Butler County and attended a country school together through the eighth grade. They eventually reconnected at Newhaven Court at Clearview.

Gertrude Klingensmith, 101, and Ruth Spack, 100, also both were raised in families that lived and worked on farms in Butler County.

“To have four residents who each are centenarians is an extraordinary milestone. More than 400 years of life experience among four very special people,” said Gary Renwick, Executive Operations Officer at Newhaven Court at Clearview. “Pauline, Madeline, Gertrude and Ruth all are respected members of our community who bring smiles to the faces of those who interact with them each day.”

Gertrude Klingensmith was born in the summer of 1921 on the North Side of Pittsburgh. “When I was 5 years old, we moved to Butler,” she said. “My dad bought a farm in Connoquenessing. We had peacocks, I don’t know why I remember the peacocks. After a few years we moved to the city of Butler.”

When asked what are the keys to reaching the 100-year milestone, Klingensmith said her strong work ethic played a role.

“From the time I was 16 years old I worked,” Klingensmith said. “I was a seamstress, I had four children and I ran a restaurant called the Homestead.  I bought six acres of land, and it had a house on it. We remodeled the house into a restaurant. I supervised nine people. All of that activity helped to keep me sharp.”

Ruth Spack was born in the summer of 1922 and lived on a family farm in Prospect. She became a centenarian this year.

“I never expected to live this long, no one else in my family has made it this long,” Spack said. “I do feel a sense of pride about it. I still want to continue to be useful.”

Spack also was accustomed to hard work and making the most of her family’s resources on the farm.

“We would can food, work the garden, we were always busy,” Spack said. “After high school I moved to Meridian and did some work with child care. Then I worked at store in Meridian. Then, I worked for 25 years for the county. I worked in the prothonotary office as a clerk of the common pleas court.”

Life on the farm in her early years set the foundation to her longevity.

“I was raised on a farm with a large family, always lived a good, clean healthy life,” Spack said. “I walked four miles to high school. They say walking is good for you. Maybe all that walking may have done me some good.”

Pauline Parr also was born in 1922 and spent her early years living on the family farm.

“I grew up in the middle of the country on a farm. It wasn’t very big, 30 acres or something,” Parr said. “I was the oldest of 10 kids. We kept it up, raised our animals. After high school, I became a nurse. I was a nurse all around Butler.”

Her background in healthcare and a willingness to put in a hard day of work were two reasons Parr attributed to her good health.

“I worked a lot, just running on the farm,” Parr said. “We had to carry our water a long distance. It wasn’t convenient like it is now.”

Madeline Golec was born in the spring of 1918. She tended to cattle on her family’s farm at a young age, continuing a family theme of country living.

“I grew up in the county and we owned a farm, but my dad didn’t do the farming,” Golec said. “He hired someone to do the farming. I liked to tend to the cows. I did the milking, I gave them fresh hay and straw to eat and to lay down on. They liked to be petted.”

Golec said her approach to life probably led to her good health.

“I just lived one day at a time,” Golec said. “I didn’t do too much planning. I was waiting on tomorrow to come.”

One of those “tomorrows” led to a reunion for Golec and Parr.

“We went to school together,” Parr said. “It was a little country school, all eight grades together. We would visit each other from time to time.”

“I am older than Pauline. We recognized each other,” Golec said of her first encounter with Parr at Newhaven Court at Clearview. “I like knowing there’s someone here who is around my age and knows a little about my past.”

Newhaven Court at Clearview is fortunate to have four centenarians with 400 combined years of lives well-lived.

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Summit Court releases new phase of luxury rentals

The new phase will offer luxury one and two-bedroom rental residences from Diversified Properties, LLC and Fidelco Realty Group.

Summit Court releases new phase of luxury rentals.

Summit Court releases new phase of luxury rentals.

UNION, N.J.Sept. 13, 2022PRLog — From its exciting community amenities to its beautiful home designs and upscale finishes, Summit Court in Union checks all the boxes when it comes to luxury living just outside Manhattan. Diversified Properties, LLC and Fidelco Realty Group originally debuted the community in 2018 with 130 residences. The first phase leased quickly and Union, NJ has since landed itself on the list of Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine. The sought-after community has now released its next phase of luxury rentals.

“We are excited to bring a new phase of luxury residences, spectacular amenities and contemporary features to Union,” said Nicholas W. Minoia, Managing Partner of Diversified Properties, LLC. “These rentals will help meet the extraordinary demand for housing in Union County.”

The new phase of luxury one and two-bedroom residences feature 9′ ceilings, smart lock entry, in-home washer and dryer, and complimentary window treatments. Kitchens boast stainless steel appliances, Quartz countertops, and full-height backsplashes, while baths feature marble countertops and full-height tiled walls. Select residences offer private outdoor space. Monthly rents start from $2,320 with grand opening incentives that include up to two months free rent.

“The luxury residences at Summit Court are designed for today’s renter,” said Matt Kaplan, Executive Vice President of Fidelco. “Enjoy upscale living with premiere onsite amenities just outside Manhattan.”

Community amenities include an outdoor pool and sundeck, courtyards, BBQs and dining areas, and firepits with lounge seating. The clubhouse features a catering kitchen, game room with billiards, fitness center with Peloton® bikes, a cardio and strength center, and a pet spa. Residents can also take advantage of other conveniences such as package lockers, resident and bike storage, and on-site parking with electric charging stations. Private garages are also available.

At Summit Court, accessibility is always at the forefront. “Residences are equipped with a video intercom and a state-of-the-art keyless entry system, and packages can be picked up at our smart lockers,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors. “Residents can even submit payments and maintenance requests from the comfort of home.”

Summit Court is located just a mile from the Union train station for an easy commute into New York City in under 40 minutes. The community is minutes from the Garden State Parkway, Route 78 and Route 22 and in close proximity to abundant dining, shopping and entertainment options nearby. Kean University, one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, is also less than a mile away.

The community is located at 1720 Patriot Way, Union, NJ 07083. To learn more and schedule a visit to experience the amenities and fully furnished model residences, call 908.363.1000, email Info@SummitCourtUnion.com, or visit https://summitcourtunion.com.

*Prices shown are subject to change, error and omission.

About The Marketing Directors

The Marketing Directors is a renowned development advisory with over 40 years of experience working exclusively on behalf of real estate developers to design, market, and sell residential homes. The Marketing Directors team is a collective of strategic thinkers, market experts, and trusted partners. Headquartered in New York, The Marketing Directors has helped clients successfully lease a large portfolio in New Jersey. To learn more, visit https://www.TheMarketingDirectorsInc.com.

About Diversified Properties, LLC

Diversified Properties is one of the region’s most experienced commercial/residential real estate developers and owners with a diverse portfolio of high-quality, value-add assets under management and in the pipeline throughout the northeast. Diversified Properties’ veteran team of real estate professionals leverages its entrepreneurial approach and multi-disciplinary in-house capabilities to capitalize on opportunistic ground-up development and redevelopment projects in key growth markets. Driven by a passion for building, Diversified Properties leverages its extensive hands-on experience to drive value and create spaces where businesses and communities can thrive.

Follow Diversified on Facebook at facebook.com/DiversifiedPropertiesLLC, LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/diversifiedproperties, and Twitter at twitter.com/DivPropNJ.

For more on Diversified Properties, please visit https://www.diversifiedproperties.com.

About Fidelco Realty Group, LLC

Fidelco Realty Group is a real estate investor, developer and manager with substantial interests in various asset classes including multifamily, office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. Its portfolio is concentrated in New Jersey and also includes properties in New York, Florida and Ohio. Led by Chairman Marc E. Berson, Fidelco has been one of New Jersey’s most active developers and investors for more than 50 years.

37 new High Court Judges appointed – Independence Day 2022

37 New High Court Judges have been appointed by the Government last night. This is in continuation of the appointment of 26 High Court Judges in various High Courts on Friday. With the notification of the appointments of another 11 High Court Judges in the Punjab & Haryana High Court by the government this year i.e. 2022,  so far 138 appointments in various High Courts of the country has been made thus surpassing its earlier record of 126 High Court appointments in  2016. Last year i.e. 2021, the appointment tally in High Courts was 120 in addition to 9 appointments in the Supreme Court. Thus, the entire appointment process in higher judiciary has been put on a fast track.

Yesterday’s 11 appointments in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana includes the names (1) Ms. Nidhi Gupta, S/Shri (2) Sanjay Vashisth, (3) Tribhuvan Dahiya, (4) Namit Kumar, (5) Harkesh Manuja, (6) Aman Chaudhary, (7) Naresh Singh, (8) Harsh Bunger, (9) Jagmohan Bansal, (10) Deepak Manchanda and (11) Alok Jain, Advocates as Additional Judges of that High Court for a period of two years, with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices.


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Digitalization of Supreme Court & High Court Record

Digitization of records forms a very important part of the ICT development of the Judicial set up. Digitization was proposed to be made a part of the eCourts Phase II and Rs. 752.50 crores were proposed for the same. However, there was a 10% increase in tax-devolution in 14thFinance Commission taking the state share to 42% and on account of this, the proposed Rs. 752.50 crores for this activity was not allocated at the level of Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) and this activity was to be done by the State Governments, in lieu of increased devolution.

However, as a special case for North East region, funds to the tune of Rs.13.67 Crores have been released to the Gauhati High Court (Principal bench) for digitization of records of the High Court and District Courts of Assam (Rs. 6.82 Cr. For High Court and Rs.6.85 Cr. for district courts) under eCourt Project Phase II. As the eCourts project covers only District and Subordinate Courts, the Supreme Court is not part of eCourts project Phase II.

The National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), is an online repository of case statistics, as a result of digitalized case records, from the High Courts and the District and Subordinate Courts of the country. It provides information relating to judicial proceedings/decisions of the computerized courts of the country. Approximately 3000 Court Complexes replicate live data of filing, registration, scrutiny, objections, case status, cause list, judgment and orders on real-time basis..Through the NJDG platform currently litigants can access case status information in respect of over 20.86 crore cases and more than 18.02 crore orders / judgments pertaining to these computerized courts as on 04.07.2022. Case data is available on NJDG for both civil and criminal cases with the ability to perform drill-down analysis based on the age of the case as well as the State and District. NJDG works as a monitoring tool to identify, manage & reduce pendency of cases. It helps to provide timely inputs for making policy decisions to reduce delays in disposing of cases and helps in reducing case pendency. To track cases related to land disputes, Land Records data of 26 States have been linked with NJDG. In consonance with the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) announced by the Government of India, Open Application Programming Interface (API) has been provided to the Central & State Government to allow easy access to the NJDG data using a departmental ID and access key. Recently, reasons for delay have been included in NJDG.

As per the information available on Supreme Court website, Judgement records can be searched online with the following parameters – Case No., Diary No., Judgment Date, Judge Name, Parties, Act-wise, Const. Bench and Free Text.

To make online availability of digitalized records, Department of Justice has undertaken the following initiatives as part of eCourts Project Phase II:

  • 18735 District and Subordinate Courts computerized under eCourts phase-II so far.
  • Case Information Software (CIS) which forms the basis for the eCourt developed by NIC on Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS).
  • NJDG developed with elastic search technology allowing access to 20.86 Cr cases and more than 18.02 cr orders and judgments. Delay reasons added and open APIs introduced.
  • Citizen centric services provided through 7 platforms viz. SMS push & pull, e-mail, eCourts services portal, Judicial service Centers, Info kiosks, eCourts mobile app (total 79.65 lakh downloads till 30th April 2022) and JustIS app for judges (17,369 downloads till 4th July 2022).
  • eFiling system version 3.0 rolled out with advanced features like e-Vakalatnama, e-signing, video recording of oath etc. Integrated with e payments module.
  • Judgment Search Portal has been started for providing certified copies of judgments free of cost.

This information was given by Minister for Law and Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.



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