Marie Lihotz to Speak at NJICLE’s “Establishing a Prima Facie Case of Cohabitation” Webcast

Topic: Establishing a Prima Facie Case of Cohabitation

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Where: This is a Zoom Webinar.

Speakers: Marie E. Lihotz.

Overview: The crux of the holding of Temple v. Temple is: “the prima facia burden should not be an insurmountable obstacle.” However, courts continue to misapply N.J.S.A 2A:34-23(n) when establishing cohabitation and set too high of a prima facie burden. Matheu Nunn of Einhorn Barbarito writes in the New Jersey Law Journal, “courts continue to cite the absence of financial proof in the movant’s motion…some courts discount private investigative reports, while others credit them; some courts provide weight to an engagement, while others ignore it; and still other decisions give weight to the cohabitants’ access to each other’s homes, while others ignore it.”

Join this program to hear from an esteemed panel of distinguished and experienced family lawyers discuss the prima facie burden in establishing cohabitation, as well as the diversity of opinions the courts have held on this legal matter. Listen to their experiences and their take on how we can have more clarity around the issue of establishing cohabitation while navigating through conflicting decisions.

CLE Credits:

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 2.4 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE:  2.0 substantive credits pending ($8 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (nt): 2.0 professional practice credits
Matrimonial Law Certification: 2.4 general credits


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