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LGBT Family Law

Category: LGBT Family Law

How Do You Get Guardianship of a Child in New Jersey?

Author: Carolyn B. Hand

In the state of New Jersey, it is possible to obtain legal guardianship rights for a child that is not your own. This agreement is called Kinship Legal...

Same-sex Couple Adoptions in New Jersey

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There are different scenarios for when a gay parent will want to consider adopting a child: A child is born by one partner to the relationship and a...

Divorcing Over Gender Identity

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Divorce when you’re married to a transgendered person Divorces are difficult enough when the gender identity of each spouse is clear. They become more...

LGBTQ Rights in New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A recent study found that New Jersey is a great place for LGBTQ persons to live because of the state's recognition of them. The state is a leader in ensuring...

LGBT Parental Rights in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriages in the New Jersey Superior Court case - Garden State Equality v. Dow. In 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized...

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES: DIVORCE RATE AMONG SAME SEX COUPLES   Are you wondering about same sex marriage divorce rates? Same sex marriage divorce...

NON BIOLOGICAL & SAME SEX PARENT CUSTODY RIGHTS

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Can non-biological parents have custody rights? In New Jersey, in certain unique circumstances, non-biological parents can have custody rights. The same is...

HOW TO END A CIVIL UNION

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The laws about same sex civil unions are important to understand to know how to end a civil union in New Jersey. In New Jersey, two people of the same sex can...

Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Many same-sex couples ask us to explain how same sex spousal alimony works in New Jersey. They want to know whether the rules about how much same sex spousal...

Second Parent Adoption

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A second parent adoption is a legal procedure that allows a same-sex parent, regardless of whether they have a legally recognized relationship to the other...

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GIFTS v. CHILD SUPPORT

If you are paying or receiving child support, it is likely that you have questions shared by many people in your situation. Whether you agree to pay or receive child support, or if the court imposes child support to be paid by you or to you for your children, it is essential that you have an...

December 2, 2022 Read More

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What is the best time to file for divorce?

People who are planning to divorce often want to know when is the best time to file for divorce. When people are considering divorce, they have overwhelming concerns and issues that they want to address with their lawyers.  Asset distribution, along with alimony and child support if there are...

November 29, 2022 Read More

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HOW DO YOU SURVIVE DIVORCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

Divorce is a difficult process any time of the year, but navigating the divorce process during the holiday season can be extraordinarily difficult. Surviving divorce during the holidays can feel impossible at times. Part of the stress often comes from no longer sharing holiday traditions with...

November 25, 2022 Read More

Divorce: The Answers you Need – Before, During & After

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