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How to Start the Process of Obtaining Child Custody

Child custody is often a contentious issue for parents, whether they are divorcing or separating or have never been married. When it is impossible for parents to agree on terms of custody and visitation, the issues must be resolved in court. In New Jersey there are two paths to have the court decide custody matters. Read More

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How Unwed Fathers Can Establish Custody Rights

In New Jersey, an unmarried father has no automatic right to custody, visitation or child support until he can establish paternity. Often, both parents agree on the identity of the father, and the father voluntarily accepts his rights and privileges as a parent. There are different ways to do this, some simpler than others. The Read More

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Preparing for Out-of-State Moves When You Have Child Custody

New Jersey law requires that if you are a custodial parent and want to move out of state with the children, you must obtain the non-custodial parent’s consent or you must get court approval, which requires proving that there is a compelling reason for the relocation and that the move will be in the children’s Read More

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Do You Have Rights to See Your Grandchildren in New Jersey?

As a grandparent, spending time with grandchildren can be an enriching life experience for all involved. However, when there is a rift in the family due to divorce, separation or death, you might be prevented from seeing your grandchildren. In New Jersey, you can take legal action to request reasonable visitation. Here is what you Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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Somerset Child Custody Lawyers Discuss Fathers Losing Out on Custody

Custody battles after a divorce are never pleasant. Ultimately, the children’s best interests should be considered first. However, all too often, society’s perception of what is right for a child interferes with the proceedings. Due to outdated cultural perceptions of gender roles dating back centuries, there is a heavy bias toward favorable custody rights for Read More

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Somerset Child Custody Lawyer: Securing Child Custody in New Jersey

A divorce is stressful for several reasons, but if you and your spouse have children, the process can be even more draining. Children often do not understand the notion of divorce, and the idea that they will be forced to live with one parent or another is hard to grasp. Know what to do to Read More

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