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5 Ways Divorce Will Benefit Your Child

April 29, 2014

There is much media coverage about the impact of divorce on children. Unfortunately much of this focuses on the negative effects. What you might not realize is that divorce has some positive effects on your child as well.

Guardianship in New Jersey

April 9, 2014

When a child who is not your own needs help, you may wonder what you as a non-parent can do. It is possible for a non-parent to obtain the legal authority to parent and make decisions for a child in

Normalcy After a NJ Custody Case

March 25, 2014

Divorce and custody cases create a lot of turmoil. The end result is a new schedule you and your child have to live by, which probably includes parenting time with the other parent. Your child is going to be on

Getting Help for Your Child During Divorce

March 8, 2014

Your divorce is one of the hardest things you’ve ever dealt with and it is just as difficult, if not more so for your child. Children whose parents divorce often blame themselves, act out, withdraw, have trouble in school, make

Successful Stepparents

March 7, 2014

Are you a successful stepparent or married to one? Many people who divorce move on to remarry or re-partner. If you have children this means that your new spouse or partner is your child’s stepparent. If your ex also remarries

Tips for a Successful Custody Case

March 5, 2014

If you’re facing a custody case you may be worried about the outcome and looking for every little thing you can do to improve your chances of a positive outcome. Follow these tips to put your best foot forward.

Custody and Your Child’s Name

February 11, 2014

As you watch U.S. Olympic downhill skier Bode Miller try to bring home the gold, you may hear commentators discussing his ongoing custody case. Miller is in the middle of an unresolved custody case with his infant son’s mother. A

Unscheduled Parenting Time

January 21, 2014

Your parenting plan creates the schedule for how you and the other parent will share time with your child. Your plan may be very specific and list definite days and times, or it may be less definite and provide for

The Tender Years Doctrine in Child Custody Cases

January 8, 2014

You may have heard of the phrase “the tender years doctrine”. This has to do with custody cases. The tender years doctrine was an approach to custody cases in which courts held that a young child (usually under age 7)

Why Paternity Matters

November 20, 2013

If you have a child with someone else and you are not married, it is important to establish paternity. You might be wondering why the legal details matter, especially if both you and the other parent know and understand who

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

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 Guardianship, and it allows a non-parent to have the legal authority to parent and make decisions for a child. There are various reasons that...

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Benefits of Family Counseling for Divorced Parents

The process of setting up cooperative parenting or co-parenting after a divorce can be very contentious. People who are involved in a divorce almost always have trouble discussing the way in which sharing child custody should be managed. Therapy after a divorce or therapy that is done during the...

May 12, 2022 Read More

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What Are The Requirements for a Valid Prenuptial Agreement in New Jersey?

If you are engaged in the state of New Jersey, you might want to know how to get a prenup in New Jersey. A prenuptial agreement will need to be created to follow the NJ prenuptial agreement statute. There are clear requirements for a prenuptial agreement. This can be a complicated process and one...

May 10, 2022 Read More

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