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NJ Family Law

(579 Ratings)

Produced on: February 21, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Family Law in New Jersey can be a very complex area of practice for any attorney. In this presentation, Karolina Dehnhard and Elizabeth Foster of Budd Larner breaks down these complexities. The presentation includes a discussion of the aspects of a divorce from grounds to equitable distribution. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify grounds for divorce in New Jersey

II.    Summarize how to conduct a divorce action

III.   Recognize alimony structures and equitable distribution

IV.   Understand custody considerations


 This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.


Karolina Dehnhard

Budd Larner

Karolina Dehnhard is an associate in the firm’s Family Law Department. Ms. Dehnhard focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptials, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and domestic violence issues. 

Ms. Dehnhard was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey in 2009. After receiving her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from New York Law School in 2009, Ms. Dehnhard had the honor to clerk for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. 

While attending law school, she interned for The Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, New York, as well as the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey. 

Prior to entering the law, Ms. Dehnhard enjoyed a successful career in the non-profit sector and was the Assistant Executive Director at Community Access Unlimited, overseeing residential and rehabilitative services for people with developmental disabilities. 

Ms. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs, published articles, including co-authoring an article on estate planning and divorce and co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage. She has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events in both New Jersey and New York on the topic of Women Protecting their Assets, stressing the importance of financial awareness of women entrepreneurs. Most recently, Ms. Dehnhard joined seven other women entrepreneurs on a U.S. delegation to Ireland to develop international business relations amongst women in business. Ms. Dehnhard is fluent in Polish and continues to maintain community and leadership positions, serving as a commissioner on the Mongil Housing Corporation in Union County, and the leadership committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis foundation “Women On the Move.” Ms. Dehnhard is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Elizabeth M. Foster

Budd Larner

Elizabeth M. Foster is an associate in the firm's Family Law Department.


Devyn M.

hosts gave an informative and interesting presentation

natalie g.

Loved the instructors! Very clear and helpful. Weren't boring which made it easy to pay attention and stay attentive.

Wiliam R.

Both presenters were articulate and demonstrated excellent knowledge of Family Law in NJ.

Christopher M.

I thought both presenters took a potentially dry subject and made it very interesting. Nice slide materials that will be useful in the future.

Anthony R.

Faculty were excellent

John B.

Very informative!

Eric M.


Alyssa G.

A lot of information in a short period. nice work!

William H.

Very good refresher.

Maureen C.

Speakers were dynamic.

Mary Kate C.

Speakers, especially Ms. Dehnhard, were exception. Well organized information. The speakers are clearly passionate and interested in their field of law. I would appreciate more time to cover the missing Domestic Violence slides, however.

Frank K.

well presented

Steven D.

Interesting palimony section.

Kristyn O.

Very helpful for those practicing in NY and for new attorneys.

Briana K.

I liked these two instructors.

Linda G.

Karolina was an exceptional presenter.

Samantha R.

Excellent experience with the website.

Robert R.


Linda P.

Excellent. Great speakers

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