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Marisa Lepore Hovanec, Esq. quoted in a Star Ledger article regarding New Jersey’s shortage of judges and its severe impact on family law cases.

In the NJ.com article, Shortage of judges in N.J. puts families’ lives in limbo as divorce, custody cases drag on, lawyers say”, Melissa Lapore Hovanec was quoted “Despite multiple attempts to follow up, she still doesn’t have a decision (regarding the case)”, said Hovanec last week. “I have to assume that the reason for the delay is because (the judge) is overwhelmed due to lack of help.” Hovanec said “she was afraid by the time a decision comes down it will be outdated since the circumstances of the spouses have changed so much over the past three years.”

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