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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Goes BLUE for CASA Child Advocate & Child Abuse Awareness Day

Please scroll to the end of this post for more photos from today’s GO BLUE event!

Weinberger Law Group is proud to support CASA’s GO BLUE campaign in support of New Jersey’s Child Advocate Day, this Friday, April 7. We applaud CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the extremely important work they perform on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected. In addition to wearing blue in a show of support for CASA throughout all our offices, and making a firm-wide donation, we are taking time today to raise awareness about the vital work this organization performs in our state.

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Child Abuse And Custody: Recognizing The Signs & Protecting Your Children

child abuse and neglectAccording to a 2013 report from The National Children’s Alliance, 679,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, one or more parents were responsible for almost 80% of reported child fatalities. Are your kids be at risk? As part of April’s Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month, here are signs to look for if you suspect your current or former spouse is abusing your children, and vital steps you can take to keep your kids safe. Read more

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Advocating for Kids In Crisis: Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Goes “Blue” For CASA Day

Fight Child Abuse and Go Blue for CASAIn support of the thousands of children placed in the state’s foster care system as a result of abuse and neglect, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group announces its participation in Go Blue for CASA Day on April 8. The special day raises awareness and funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that supports and trains community volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. [Photos of today’s events can be found below! We will be updating throughout the day.]

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Alcohol Addiction & Child Custody: A Dangerous Cocktail

Is your spouse an alcoholic? 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 emotional needs. Using drugs clouds judgment and can put children in imminent danger. Read more

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Free Range Parenting v. Helicopter Parenting: What is the Law in New Jersey?

iStock_000016682576XSmallThe New Jersey Law Journal has just published an article by attorney Bari Weinberger discussing how laws that attempt to protect children can impact a parent’s right to make decisions. “Free range parenting,” Weinberger explains, “is a term coined in reaction to what some consider to be a recent trend toward over-protectiveness of children. Free range parents perceive this over-protectiveness, sometimes called “helicopter-parenting,” as a futile attempt to protect children from every conceivable risk of harm, potentially at the expense of a child’s development of age-appropriate independence.” Read more

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