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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

Author: Kristen E. Blucher

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...

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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Do Prenups Actually Hold Up in Court in New Jersey?

If you live in the state of New Jersey and are wondering about how long does a prenup last, or you wonder are prenups upheld in court, you are not alone. People who are considering getting a prenup often also have questions about parenting time, and co-parenting being included in a prenup. There...

June 7, 2022 Read More

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Can a Divorce be Reopened in New Jersey?

There are limited circumstances that will allow someone to reopen a divorce in the state of New Jersey. If you are wondering, can a divorce be reopened, you are not alone. There are many people who ask this question each year as modifications and changes to the divorce determination become logical....

June 3, 2022 Read More

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Summer Parenting Plans in New Jersey

Summer parenting time and a summer custody schedule in the state of New Jersey are common reasons that people seek help from a skilled divorce or family law attorney. The summer schedule for divorced parents can be a source of conflict related to co-parenting and the joint custody summer...

May 26, 2022 Read More

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