Category Archives: Child Custody

Forcing Your Children to Take Sides in Your Divorce



Forcing Your Children to Take Sides in a Divorce In the aftermath of a divorce, your emotions can get the better of you. The sense of loss that comes with divorce can leave you with feelings of shame, anger and … Continue reading






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Venting to Your Children about Your Divorce



Keeping Your Kids Out of the Middle in a Divorce When you are involved in a divorce and there are minor children, you can struggle with the desire to vent to your children about your ex or about your divorce. … Continue reading






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Determining a Fair Child Support Agreement



Making Certain Your Child Support Order is Fair In every state, including New Jersey, there are state-established guidelines for the calculation of child support. You don’t have to let the amount of support be determined by the guidelines, though—you can … Continue reading






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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – Part 2



Another situation where grandparents can prevail, and in some circumstances even establish rights equal to the parents, is if the grandparent becomes what is known as the “psychological parent” to the child. In other words – if the grandparent effectively … Continue reading






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What Rights Do Grandparents Have? – Part 1



One question that comes up a lot is what rights do grandparents have to visit their grandchildren if the parents object. This is an area of law that has caused a good deal of confusion because the law keeps evolving. … Continue reading






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The Relocation Process



New Jersey custody law does not restrict either parent from moving from one place to another in the state. It does, however, prevent a custodial parent from relocating out of state with a child unless: The parents both agree in … Continue reading






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The Importance of Creating a Custody Plan



Your parenting plan must focus on the best interests of the child and at the same time work for you as a parent. Just as each family situation is different, each family’s parenting plan is going to be unique. If … Continue reading






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What’s in a Name



In the last month, two separate panels of the New Jersey Appellate Division have issued conflicting rulings on the issue of who chooses the last name of your child after a divorce. This week, one panel of appellate judges chose … Continue reading






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Shared Custody and Joint Custody in New Jersey



In recent years, shared custody has become more prevalent among divorced or separated parents. New Jersey’s child custody laws are gender neutral and more fathers are taking active roles in their children’s day to day lives making shared custody more common. … Continue reading






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