July 24, 2009
KELLY RASMUSSEN N/K/A KELLY HAHN, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
PAUL RASMUSSEN, DEFENDANT-RESPONDENT.
On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Middlesex County, Docket No. FM-12-396-01C.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Argued July 7, 2009
Before Judges Fisher and Gilroy.
In this appeal, plaintiff seeks our review of an order, entered on May 15, 2008, which, among other things, granted defendant's motion to emancipate one of the parties' children, as well as an order, entered on July 3, 2008, which denied reconsideration.
The record reveals that the trial judge gave no reasons, as required, for entering either order. R. 1:7-4(a); Curtis v. Finneran, 83 N.J. 563, 569-70 (1980). As a result, we find it impossible to fulfill our function of examining the validity of the orders in question. See, e.g., Ribner v. Ribner, 290 N.J. Super. 66, 77 (App. Div. 1996).
The matter is remanded for the judge's explanation of his rulings. The judge shall issue his findings within thirty days; following the judge's submission of his written findings with this court, the clerk of this court shall enter an appropriate briefing schedule. We retain jurisdiction.
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