DCP&P Cases: What You Need to Know

The Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) is designed to keep children safe and help rehabilitate families. Parents who have been on the receiving end of the DCP&P’s policies regarding child welfare, however, may not necessarily see the positive attributes of an entity that has the power to remove children from the home if […]

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Is Child Support Still Paid When A Child Is In College?

IS CHILD SUPPORT STILL PAID WHEN A CHILD IS IN COLLEGE? The short answer is yes. The more difficult question is – how much? The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines are intended to be used for children 18 and under. The child support guidelines are not necessarily appropriate when a child is over 18 and […]

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Can I Appeal a Court Decision on Custody or Child Support?

If you have recently gone through a divorce or other family law circumstance that caused the court to have to make a decision concerning custody of a child or child support, then depending upon the decision, you might not be very happy with the outcome. Chances are if your spouse received full custody of your […]

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Domestic Violence and Divorce

Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, but it is made worse when you have to worry about domestic violence. If your spouse tends to get violent with you or you are afraid that he or she will become violent now that you are seeking a divorce, you are probably wondering how you […]

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NJ Child Custody Laws: How Do They Affect My Case?

The state of New Jersey abides by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) regarding issues pertaining to child custody. The act was created to establish a more integrated child custody structure that allows law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of children and compliance of their parents. Before attempting to enforce child […]

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What to Do When You Aren’t Receiving Child Support

New Jersey is one of the strictest states in the country when it comes to the payment of support. Judges here take a very dim view of parents who are in arrears in their child support obligations. Fixed and Unfixed Arrearages As per the child support attorney Edens, Chester, NJ support obligations are categorized into […]

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3 Tips for Making the Holidays Special After A Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult life events to endure. This fact is especially true when children are involved. Recently divorced parents often wonder how to navigate the holiday season in a way that is most positive for their children. While the divorce process will never be easy for anyone in the family, there […]

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Same Sex Marriage in New Jersey

In October of 2013, same sex marriages were legalized in the State of New Jersey. As this Article is being written, the United States Supreme Court is in the process of deciding this issue on the Federal level. Both the New Jersey ruling and certainly the outcome of the United States Supreme Court’s deliberations have […]

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Establishing Parentage

Parentage has many meanings for many different people. The courts recognize psychological parents (someone who has been raising a child most often with the belief that the child is biologically theirs), adoptive parents, birth parents, unwed parents, wed parents when the biological father is not the husband, etc. What this article will explore is the […]

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