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“Right Of First Refusal” In Your Child Custody Agreement: What Does It Mean?

One parent having “the right of first refusal” is a clause that is a typical and usual item found in many child custody, parenting time and divorce agreements. If it shows up in yours, you may be wondering,  what does … Continue reading

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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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Should Mothers Day Be Included in Your Parenting Time Plan?

Your child custody agreement may address holidays like Thanksgiving, and special events like your child’s birthday. But what about other special celebration days during the year…like Mothers Day? As we get set to honor moms this Sunday, let’s take a … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting With An Unreliable Ex: 5 Steps For Keeping Your Kids Secure

They’re a no-show or late at almost every custody swap. They promise to call or Skype the kids…and then don’t. They frequently “forget” to share important information like…your son was sick over the weekend, or that really big science project … Continue reading

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Court Rules on Dad’s Bad Behavior At Child’s Little League Game

We see — and hear them — at baseball fields, hockey arenas, and wherever kids play sports:  parents who think nothing of screaming at coaches, referees, other parents, and their children. Is your ex one of them? Find out what … Continue reading

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Custody Battles: How Bad Could It Get? Part II

In Part I of Custody Battles: How Bad Could It Get?, we learned how conflicts over religion and in-laws led to the unraveling of Jake and Abby’s marriage and launched a custody battle. Jake declared that Abby’s desire to raise … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Get More Holiday Parenting Time With Your Kids

If you are divorced or separated and your scheduled parenting plan says your children will be spending the holidays with your former spouse, you may be wondering if there’s any possible way to still see your kids on the holiday. The … Continue reading

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What Is Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation happens when one parent brainwashes a child into believing the other parent is “bad” or dangerous, so that the child rejects that parent. The alienation can occur almost overnight and most often occurs in high-conflict divorces. Here is … Continue reading

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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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What is Paternity and How Does It Affect My Rights in New Jersey?

Have questions about paternity? Here’s what you need to know about establishing fatherhood in New Jersey, and the legal rights and responsibilities that come with paternity.

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