Today, Chief Justice Rabner issued the 2016-2017 General Assignment Order, which is available here.  This document contains the assignments of all Superior and Tax Court judges for the coming term.

Relevant to the Appellate Division, the General Assignment Order continues Judge Messano as Presiding Judge for Administration and Judge Sabatino as Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The eight parts (lettered from A through H as usual) have as Presiding Judges (in addition to Judge Messano,

Bisbing v. Bisbing, 445 N.J. Super. 207 (App. Div. 2016).  N.J.S.A. 9:2-2 provides that children of divorced parents cannot be removed from the jurisdiction of the Superior Court “without the consent of both parents, unless the court, upon cause shown, shall otherwise order.”  A custodial parent who moves out of New Jersey may wish to take children along.  Baures v. Lewis, 167 N.J. 91 (2001), “accords particular respect to the custodial parent’s right to se

Matison v. Lisnyansky, 443 N.J. Super. 549 (App. Div. 2016).  This opinion by Judge Koblitz today, which dismisses the appeal, is one of the shortest published Appellate Division decision that I can recall.  That is because no lengthy discussion was necessary in this palimony and child support case.

Defendant appealed a default judgment against him that had awarded plaintiff palimony and custody of the couple’s twin children.  A warrant for defendant’s arrest for fail