How To Win A Custody Battle

First and foremost, it is vital to change your thinking from a custody “battle” to a custody dispute.  Labelling custody disagreements as battle sets up the child(ren) as pawns in a fight between their parents.  Children are people, not pawns. The Courts in New Jersey are compelled to determine custody between two separating or divorcing.. Read More

How Does A Judge Determine A Custody Case?

Custody cases are both difficult and heartbreaking for all parties involved.  Judges, in particular, are asked to make decisions that effect an entire family’s relationship.  Often, the Judge will have several days of trial and testimony and the enter into these far-reaching decisions. So how do they decide?  Typically the most important factors are as.. Read More

What Not To Do On Social Media During A Custody Case!

If you and your ex are heading into a custody dispute/trial the best thing you can do for your case is to completely disengage and go radio silent.  Statistically, over 75% of adults engage in social media.  That being said, this is the time, if remotely possible to stop. If you still feel compelled to.. Read More

What Do I Need To Prepare For My Custody Case?

So, you have tried everything and now it looks like you are going to trial over custody of your children.  What can you do to prepare?  There are actually more ways than you could think of to get ready for your case. First, have proof at your fingertips of your personal knowledge of your child’s.. Read More

Five Ways To Sheild Your Child From A Narcisistic Parent

If you have children and are married to a Narcissist, especially one you are planning to leave, life can be exponentially more difficult.  Here are some tips for helping your children through this difficult transition. Listen to your children and validate their feelings in the most positive way possible.  Narcissist are known for nullifying feelings.. Read More

Student Loans and Divorce

What to do if you can’t get along with your co-parent! There is no doubt about it, divorce is difficult.  However, post-divorce co-parenting can be just as difficult, especially if you and your ex ended the relationship at war with one another. Yet, you must somehow learn to make co-parenting work for the sake of.. Read More

Credit Card Debt and Divorce in NJ

One of the most common concerns during a divorce is who will pay for credit card debt. Pursuant to New Jersey matrimonial law, it does not matter whose name is (or is not) on the credit card. Regardless if a credit card is in one spouse’s name or if the card is in joint name,.. Read More

How to Handle Narcissistic Parental Alienation

When you leave a narcissistic spouse, they may have trouble coping with the end of the relationship. For them, it means losing control and ruining their self-perception. To get back at their partner, they will do whatever they can to destroy them — including using their children as pawns. Parental alienation is a common form.. Read More

How to Prove a Parent isn’t Fit for Custody

While no one is a perfect parent, some can be a danger to their children. Parenting is the most challenging job anyone can have, and nobody does it perfectly. However, there’s a huge difference between an imperfect parent and one that neglects their child. According to New Jersey law, an unfit parent is defined as:.. Read More

Terminating Parental Rights in New Jersey

As a parent, it’s natural to be concerned about the welfare of your child, but you can rest easy knowing there are legal strategies to protect a minor when a parent is not safe or fit to care for them. If you are seeking to terminate the parental rights to protect a child, knowing what.. Read More