Category Archives: New Jersey Child & Parenting Issues

How Recovering Addicts Can Get Parenting Time

Note: This is part 1 of our special 2-part series on parenting after addiction recovery. Read part 2 here: Getting Back Your Parenting Time From the Courts After Addiction. You’re out of rehab and determined to regain parenting time with … Continue reading

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ABCs of LGBT Adoption in New Jersey

Note: On Friday 6/16, join us on our Facebook page  for a LIVE webinar on LGBT adoption! More and more LGBT couples are deciding to become parents and are looking to adoption as a way to make that dream a … Continue reading

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The Ex Files: How To Deal With a High-Conflict Co-Parent

Dealing with a high-conflict co-parent can be mentally, physically, emotionally, and sometimes financially draining. If you don’t find strategies to manage your relationship with your ex, you can descend into a vat of resentment. Don’t let that happen! Read on … Continue reading

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Can Foster Parents Adopt Their Foster Children?

Foster care, for most kids, is a temporary setting as they wait to be reunited with their birth families. Some foster children, for a myriad of reasons, are never able to be returned to their birth homes. When this happens, … Continue reading

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Steps To Becoming A Foster Parent In New Jersey

Foster parents play an important role in providing a secure and safe home for children and youth in care—which is not always an easy task. Are up for the challenge? If you are ready and committed to becoming a foster … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Become A Foster Parent?

Interested in becoming a foster parent in New Jersey? Here are six key guidelines and foster parent requirements that will help you understand your readiness to take on this important role in a child’s life.

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What Military Parents Need To Know About Child Custody Laws In New Jersey

Like all other divorced c0-parents, military service members who co-parent sometimes experience legal issues with regard to child custody or parenting time. Certain laws protect military parents so that they are afforded the same ability to be heard in court … Continue reading

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5 Subtle Forms Of Child Abuse And What To Watch Out For

Not knowing what really goes on in your co-parent’s home is one of the toughest aspects of divorce – especially if you’re concerned that your ex might be abusive.

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Can An Uncle or Aunt Be Legally Responsible to Support a Child?

Here in New Jersey, there is a legal theory where a person could be seen as a child’s parent, even if they are not the biological or the adoptive parent of that child. Under that theory, called the “psychological parent,” … Continue reading

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New Jersey Law Requires Fertility Treatment Coverage for Same-Sex Couples

Earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that compels insurance carriers for state government workers and public school employees to provide fertility treatment coverage for women in same sex relationships. This bill came out of a federal civil rights … Continue reading

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