What is a Tevis Claim and What Does it Mean for My Divorce?

Date: Dec 7, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Section Price: $150

Event Code: I139423

Areas of Law: Family

Earn up to 2.4 credits! (More Information)

Faculty

Keynote

Moderator

Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, PJFP (Ret.)
Brach Eichler LLC, Roseland

Presenters

Raj Gadhok, Esq.
Practice Group Leader, Litigation Department
Mandelbaum Barrett PC, Roseland
Eileen A. Kohutis, Ph.D.
NJ Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Livingston
Ronald G. Lieberman, Esq.
Rigden Lieberman, Moorestown
Cynthia W. Lischick, PhD, LPC, DVS
President
AFCC-NJ Chapter, Clarksburg

Domestic violence and abuse allegations are a common part of many divorce cases in New Jersey. What is a Tevis claim? A Tevis claim is a personal injury claim that you can allege against your spouse in the divorce complaint when acts of domestic violence have occurred. However, while filing a Tevis Claim has some benefits, it also has its drawbacks. Join this program to hear from the experts on the explanation of a Tevis claim, how you can help your clients through it, the benefits and the drawbacks, and important things to note about a Tevis claim.

Program Agenda:

  • 12:00 | Introductions and Overview – Life of the Case
  • 12:15 | Attorney Intake
    • What happens in the beginning of the case during intake where an attorney would decide that there is a possible Tevis claim
    • Bifurcate or not? What are the considerations? What are the stumbling blocks?
    • Civil vs. Matrimonial – how attorneys handle it – what considerations might a client have
    • High conflict?
    • How is this separate and apart from a regular DV case?
    • Considerations when assessing damages? How do you quantify damages? What factors are considered?
    • How does culture impact a Tevis claim?
    • How is the current climate of a judge shortage playing into this?
  • 1:00 | What are the factors the Court wants to see? 
    • How would a court handle discovery and bifurcation
    • Damages
  • 1:15 | Experts/ Psychologists
    • Physical injury vs. nonphysical injury
    • Proof of injury
    • Psychological trauma
    • What is the traceable event?
    • What are the lingering effects?
  • 1:50 | Questions and Answers – Final comments
  • 2:00 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: Matrimonial Attorney-General: 2.4, NJ General: 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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