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What Military Parents Need To Know About Child Custody Laws In New Jersey

military custody and parenting time

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 and to respond to any lawsuits filed against them in New Jersey, especially if they are deployed. But understanding these laws, and the overlapping civilian custody laws that apply, can be confusing…and stressful. Are you a military parent, or are you co-parenting with one? Here are 5 key things you need to know about military child custody in New Jersey.  Read more

Military Parents in New Jersey 101: Rights and Responsibilities

military parenting timeWhen one or both parents are in the service of the U.S. military, child custody arrangements and parenting plans require special flexibility. Read more

Military Parenting Time: Top Tips For Reconnecting With Your Kids After Deployment

military parenting timeAlmost two million children in the United States have military parents and experience the strain that frequent and/or lengthy deployments place on families. It may come as a surprise, but in many cases, the stress doesn’t end after the parent returns home. While media images capturing service members’ exuberant post-deployment embraces with children can create a “fairy tale” image of reintegration, in reality, once the excitement of reunion dissipates, all family members (parents and kids) often realize that they have changed in each other’s absence. These changes include: Read more

6 Ways Military Divorce Is Different From Civilian Divorce

Us military mother with her babyIf you and your spouse are getting divorced, and one or both of you is a member of the U.S. military, different legal rules and procedures can apply. How will your divorce be different from the experiences you’ve heard about from your non-military friends and family? Here are six key ways military divorce and civilian divorce are not the same. Read more