Custody Interference: Can Your Ex Face Criminal Charges?

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Your child’s other parent refuses to allow your child to spend time with you. You recognize this as a red flag of parental alienation, but what can you do — and what consequences could your ex face for custody interference? Here is a look custody situations that may warrant criminal charges against alienator parents.  Read more

When Can A Transgender Child Change Their Name?

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When can a transgender minor change theirname to reflect their accurate gender? A recently issued opinion by the New Jersey courts offers guidance to transgender children and their families.

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Can I Keep My Health Insurance After My Divorce?

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If your health insurance has been provided through your spouse’s employer and you are now getting a divorce…what’s next? Will you be able to keep your health insurance plan after your divorce is final, or should make other arrangements?  Read more

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I’m Moving For My Job: What About My Parenting Time?

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Your company is relocating to larger headquarters across the country and you have been presented with an ultimatum: move to California and keep your job, or stay in New Jersey and possibly end up on the unemployment line. It’s a tough decision for anyone to make, but when you’re a divorced parent with set parenting time with your kids, relocating out of state can mean big changes. What are your options? Read more

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Answering Your Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace for couples planning to wed. And why not? Prenups, also called premarital agreements, are a smart way to protect not only your premarital “self” but also your marriage down the road. A prenup can give both of you peace of mind. So, what do you need to know before you get one? Read more

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It Never Happened! Getting An Annulment in New Jersey

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Instead of getting a divorce, should you get an annulment? Find out if you have grounds to annul your marriage under current annulment rules in New Jersey and take a look at what the best options are for your future. Read more

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Divorced Parents: Who Pays For Summer Camp?

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You and your child’s other parent divorced last winter and now August is rapidly approaching. During your marriage, you and your spouse would send your child to “sleep-away” summer camp. Finances were certainly different for everyone when you were still sharing one household. Now, it appears as though neither one of you can foot the bill for the overnight camp on your own. So, will you child have to skip summer camp this year? Read more

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When Parents Disagree on Circumcision

circumcisionTo circumcise or not to circumcise your son is a personal decision between you and your child’s other parent. There are extreme views on both sides of this issue and parents who choose to circumcise their children do so for a myriad of reasons including religion, tradition and hygiene. But, what if you and your spouse or partner disagree about circumcision? Do the courts get involved? And, if they do get involved in such a personal issue, where do they typically side? Read more

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6 Ways Divorce Therapy Can Change You For The Better

divorce therapistIf divorce and co-parenting woes are making you so overwhelmed that you’re struggling to function at home and at work, divorce therapy can help. Here’s how. Read more

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Big Step For New Jersey Gestational Surrogacy Bill

Is the third time a charm for hopeful parents-to-be in New Jersey who wish to

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have children via gestational surrogacy? Although similar bills have already been vetoed twice, lawmakers are again trying to pass legislation that will make written surrogacy agreements, or “gestational carrier agreements” legal. As more and more couples are turning to surrogacy as an option to grow their families, especially given the rise of same-sex couples interested in surrogacy as a path to parenthood, bill sponsors want these types of agreements sanctioned in New Jersey.

Will S-1238 get Governor Christie’s approval? Here is a look at what’s at stake. Read more