How New Jersey’s New Gestational Carrier Law Works: 4 Case Studies

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Are you considering surrogacy as a way to start or expand your family?

In New Jersey, a recently passed law reverses the state’s decades-old ban on gestational carrier agreements, put in place in the aftermath of the infamous Baby M case. The new law outlines rules both intended parents and surrogates must follow for the contract to be considered valid.

Provisions of the new law includes: Read more

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5 Steps For Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

Not sure how to tell your kids that you’re getting a divorce? While it’s not a conversation anyone wants to have, following certain guidelines will help you break the news as gently and effectively as possible. Read more

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Co-Parenting Conflicts: How To Hold It Together When Discussing Your Kids

Do co-parenting conversations with your ex often end in a barrage of angry words, thoughts, and feelings? Do you feel that you and your former spouse are incapable of agreeing on even the weather? Consider this: what you’re arguing about isn’t the issue. Your emotional reactivity is. You can learn to be an effective co-parent by following this three-step process: Read more

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New Jersey’s New Rules for Child Custody Relocation Requests

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Do your summer plans include relocating with your children to another part of New Jersey — or out of state? Strict court rules govern parental requests to relocate. And recently these rules have changed! 

Let’s understand the new standards parents who wish to move away must meet through the lens of one family’s story.  Read more

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5 Tips To Help You Bring Up Balanced Kids When You Parallel Parent

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You’re trying out parallel parenting techniques because nothing else worked. But are you worried this form of co-parenting will keep you from raising well-balanced children? Here are five tips to help you minimize conflict so your kids can live in peace. Read more

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3 Ways To Survive When Your Ex Gets A New Partner (And You Have Kids)

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Finding out that your ex has a new partner can be unsettling. If you’re still single, you may experience twinges of jealousy knowing your former spouse found a significant other before you did. But the toughest blow usually is realizing this person you didn’t choose will have a hand in raising your children. Here are three tips to help you adjust to the change in your ex’s relationship status. Read more

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Kids, Parenting Time & Vacation: Are You Ready for the Summer? 

The countdown to summer break has begun! And that means that before the final bell of the school year rings, it’s time for you and your ex to iron out plans for the months ahead.

Are you ready for the less structured days of summer vacation? Planning a trip with your kids? Want more time with your child? Or wondering which parent pays for expenses like summer camp?

Here are answers to common summer co-parenting questions we hear all the time!  Read more

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5 Reasons Staying Together For The Kids Is The Worst Idea Ever

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No one would advocate that divorce is good for kids, but staying in a bad marriage for their sake can hurt more than help. Here are 5 reasons why keeping an unhappy family together is a terrible idea. Read more

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Stand Up For Abused and Neglected Children on GO BLUE for CASA Day!

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Weinberger Law Group is proud to support CASA’s GO BLUE campaign in support of New Jersey’s Child Advocate Day, this Friday, April 6.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) performs extremely important work on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected. To raise awareness about CASA’s mission, team members at all offices will wear blue as a show of support.

Want to learn more about CASA? Here is some information to get you started: Read more

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Child Custody Modification Dilemma: More Time Or Less Support?

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A child custody schedule that makes sense for a toddler may no longer work for a teenager. But modifying parenting time can be difficult when co-parents disagree on what’s appropriate or worse, question each other’s motives for requesting the modification. Read on to find out how businessman Kevin used mediation to negotiate more time with his son. Read more

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