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Grandparents Caring For Grandchildren: Kinship Legal Guardianship In New Jersey

kinship legal guardianshipIn 2002, New Jersey began the Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG) program for children and caregivers who were involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), formally known as DYFS. There became a common trend where children who were removed from their biological parents by DCPP were being cared for by grandparents and other relatives, rather than strangers. Because of this common occurrence, the practice of Kinship Legal Guardianship was introduced as a better and more workable alternative to permanent adoption or long-term foster care.

Are you a grandparent considering becoming a kinship legal guardian to your grandchild? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

Grandparent Rights: Can You Get Visitation With Your Grandchildren?

grandparent rightsGrandparents in New Jersey have limited rights when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. The New Jersey courts and New Jersey law are strongly behind parents when it comes to questions regarding visitation and the roles that grandparents may play in the lives of the grandkids. Trying to spend more time with your grandchildren? Here are some avenues that grandparents can take when asking the court for visitation time with their grandchildren. Read more

Has Grandparent Visitation Just Become Easier to Achieve in New Jersey?

grandparent visitation The New Jersey Supreme Court, in the case of Major v. Maguire, may have just given grandparents looking to establish visitation with their grandchildren a greater opportunity to make their case. Read more

Dealing With Your Child’s Divorce When You’re A Grandparent

If you just heard the news that your son or daughter is planning to divorce, it can stir up a number of emotions and concerns on your part. Will you be able to see your grandchildren as frequently with a child custody arrangement in place? What about holidays that your entire family celebrated together? Does your child getting a divorce mean you need to “divorce” your son- or daughter-in-law, even if you have always gotten along? Here are some divorce tips just for grandparents.   Read more

Grandparent Visitation Rights New Issue in Sean Goldman Case

Sean Goldman, the little boy brought back from Brazil after a hard-won child custody battle by his father David Goldman in 2009, is back in the news, and at the center of a new custody fight, this time involving his Brazilian grandmother. Read more

Grandparent Custody When a Parent is Addicted

Divorce & Family Law Jersey Style
Grandparent Custody When a Parent is Addicted
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Find out how a grandparent can step in and raise their grandkids if their child is suffering from addiction and cannot effectively parent their children.

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Grandparents Caring For Grandchildren: Kinship Legal Guardianship In New Jersey

kinship legal guardianshipIn 2002, New Jersey began the Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG) program for children and caregivers who were involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), formally known as DYFS. There became a common trend where children who were removed from their biological parents by DCPP were being cared for by grandparents and other relatives, rather than strangers. Because of this common occurrence, the practice of Kinship Legal Guardianship was introduced as a better and more workable alternative to permanent adoption or long-term foster care.

Are you a grandparent considering becoming a kinship legal guardian to your grandchild? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

Grandparent Rights: Can You Get Visitation With Your Grandchildren?

grandparent rightsGrandparents in New Jersey have limited rights when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. The New Jersey courts and New Jersey law are strongly behind parents when it comes to questions regarding visitation and the roles that grandparents may play in the lives of the grandkids. Trying to spend more time with your grandchildren? Here are some avenues that grandparents can take when asking the court for visitation time with their grandchildren. Read more

Has Grandparent Visitation Just Become Easier to Achieve in New Jersey?

grandparent visitation The New Jersey Supreme Court, in the case of Major v. Maguire, may have just given grandparents looking to establish visitation with their grandchildren a greater opportunity to make their case. Read more

Dealing With Your Child’s Divorce When You’re A Grandparent

If you just heard the news that your son or daughter is planning to divorce, it can stir up a number of emotions and concerns on your part. Will you be able to see your grandchildren as frequently with a child custody arrangement in place? What about holidays that your entire family celebrated together? Does your child getting a divorce mean you need to “divorce” your son- or daughter-in-law, even if you have always gotten along? Here are some divorce tips just for grandparents.   Read more

Grandparent Visitation Rights New Issue in Sean Goldman Case

Sean Goldman, the little boy brought back from Brazil after a hard-won child custody battle by his father David Goldman in 2009, is back in the news, and at the center of a new custody fight, this time involving his Brazilian grandmother. Read more

Grandparent Custody When a Parent is Addicted

Divorce & Family Law Jersey Style
Grandparent Custody When a Parent is Addicted
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Find out how a grandparent can step in and raise their grandkids if their child is suffering from addiction and cannot effectively parent their children.