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Children & Divorce

Category: Children & Divorce

Can I change my child’s last name if I have sole custody?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

A parent may file a request for a child's name change in New Jersey. This application could be made in a divorce complaint, in a motion to the court, following...

How to talk to kids about divorce

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

One of the most difficult conversations parents could ever encounter and prepare for is how to tell kids about divorce. This conversation will certainly have a...

Are you unhappily married?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

According to an article published in Healthline by Rebecca Strong, "Five consequences of an unhappy marriage and five tips to work toward change,” the...

Do I have to pay for extracurricular activities if I pay child support?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

When people are navigating divorce or separation from their child’s other parent, a significant part of negotiating the new normal is addressing the...

Is the noncustodial parent responsible for medical bills and health insurance?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

The divorce process can be daunting and overwhelming, and when children are involved there are a host of questions that need to be answered, and issues that...

Who pays private school tuition after divorce in New Jersey?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

Paying for private school tuition is often a consideration that is addressed during the divorce process, but not always.  Sometimes, this issue leads to...

How to get a child’s passport with one parent absent.

Author: Nicole Casciola and Erin DeGeorge

Often, obtaining a passport for a minor is more complicated than people expect. It is helpful to have an understanding of the requirements of the process,...

Passport requirements for Minors

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

What are the rules when a child is traveling with one parent internationally? An issue that routinely crops up in Family Court matters concerns traveling. ...

What can be used against you in a divorce?

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

As people contemplate moving forward with divorce, it is important to focus on what can be used against you in a divorce. Each divorce situation has its own...

Newborn separation from mother: New Jersey breast-feeding custody laws

Author: Nicole Casciola and Rosanne DeTorres

Breast-feeding in custody issues When a baby is born, there are extraordinary decisions that have to be made concerning the child's health, safety, and...

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My husband’s mental illness is ruining our marriage

Mental illness refers to a variety of mental health disorders, which are often manifested through significant changes in a person's emotional behavior and overall attitude, frequently displaying issues with difficulty in social life, work and family activities. Oftentimes people think these...

April 9, 2024 Read More

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Are divorce records public?

In the state of New Jersey, divorce documents are generally considered public records. There is a possibility that a third-party could access copies of your divorce documents. New Jersey divorce decrees are available through the Superior Court of New Jersey Record Center if you want to know how to...

March 28, 2024 Read More

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Can I change my child’s last name if I have sole custody?

A parent may file a request for a child's name change in New Jersey. This application could be made in a divorce complaint, in a motion to the court, following a divorce, or in a Family Court non-dissolution case where the parties are not married, and were never married. The family court will make...

March 22, 2024 Read More

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