Category: Custody

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Grandparent Visitation Rights

When parents divorce and have to make custody decisions, it can be difficult to fully agree on the arrangements for the children. It can be even more challenging when trying to factor in time to be spent with grandparents. While it can be assumed that a child will visit their grandparents when they’re with the […]

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Relocating Custody

Relocating Custody

A custody agreement has many rules to follow for both parents to ensure that the child/ren have the best living environment possible. This arrangement may also have stipulations for parents that wish to move to a new location. Before a parent who wishes to move out of state with the child/ren, they must abide by […]

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Divorce, Vacations and Passports

Divorce, Vacations and Passports

A surprisingly hot topic after divorce is the issue of children’s passports. If parties settle their divorce and enter into a settlement agreement typically the issue of vacations has been resolved. Of course, there are always the cases that aren’t resolved through settlement and are litigated. Issues surrounding children’s passports arise in both settled cases […]

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School Is Out–Now What?

School Is Out–Now What?

We all loved summer vacation as a child. As an adult it’s a little more stressful. If you work full time you have to figure out where the children are going to be while you work. If you are a divorced parent even the thought of summer vacation can induce a panic attack. Everything can […]

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Father’s Custody Rights

Father’s Custody Rights

FATHER’S CUSTODY RIGHTS Many clients tell us “I am a single father, I want to get full custody of my kids, but it just seems so hopeless.”  And they ask “Do fathers have the same parental rights as my child’s mother?” “Can fathers get full custody or are traditionally not allowed?” The courts do generally […]

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DCP&P Cases: What You Need to Know

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

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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Establishing Parentage

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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