Category Archives: New Jersey Law – Child Custody

When Divorced Parents Disagree About Their Child’s Medical Care

When divorced parents with joint legal custody disagree on decisions made in their child’s medical care, who gets the final say? A new case in Ocean County ended with a court order to exercise “parens patriae jurisdiction.” Find out what … Continue reading

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Child Custody: 3 Things To Think About If Your Ex Plans To Move Out Of State

So many people across the US are moving these days. Some move for new job opportunities or to continue their education at an out-of-state university. Others move because of a new romantic relationship. Some people may simply not be able … Continue reading

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Emergency Child Custody Orders: How to Keep Your Kids Safe in New Jersey

Are you in an urgent situation with your kids and need an emergency child custody order? In certain circumstances, including situations in which domestic violence and abuse are present in the family, the courts in New Jersey will agree to … Continue reading

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Brangelina Divorce Shines Spotlight On Shared Vs. Sole Custody

Brad Pitt’s comment regarding his wife, Angelina Jolie’s filing for divorce was short: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said in the statement. “I kindly ask the press … Continue reading

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Follow Custody Rules On Moving Out of State With Your Child Or Face The Consequences

Our world is constantly changing, and as a result, people live much different lives today than they did even twenty or thirty years ago. More and more parents are relocating out of state for many reasons: family, employment, and schooling. … Continue reading

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Child Custody Questions? New Resource For New Jersey Parents Answers Your Concerns

Creating a parenting time plan for your children as part of your divorce or separation? Wondering which custody arrangement is best for your kids? Want to know what your rights are as a mother or father? To answer these questions … Continue reading

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Filing for Custody? Make Sure You Picked the Right State!

Live out of state and questioning your need to return to New Jersey to have your custody matter heard? The New Jersey Appellate Division, in a recent, unpublished decision, tackled the somewhat confusing New Jersey Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and … Continue reading

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Alcohol Addiction & Child Custody: A Dangerous Cocktail

When ruling on child custody, courts consider a parent’s use of drugs and alcohol. The reason why is fairly straightforward: preoccupation with obtaining drugs, and the impairment and aftereffects of being intoxicated, cause people to neglect their children’s physical and … Continue reading

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In The News: Lowering Tension in High Conflict Child Custody Cases

If you’ve kept up with the news this week, you have no doubt heard about the tragic murder of an Ocean County mother of nine allegedly gunned down by her ex-husband, a sergeant with the Neptune Township Police Department. We … Continue reading

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re a Dad Going Through Divorce

Concerned that your father’s rights will not be respected in your divorce? Men are often under the impression that dads just can’t win when it comes to child custody rulings. However, asserting your fathers rights may be easier than you … Continue reading

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