Recent Posts in the Child Custody Category

  • Physical vs. Legal Child Custody
    When parents separate or divorce, it is essential to maintain consistency in terms of how their children are raised. Rather than putting their...
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  • Preparing for Summer Child Care When Divorced
    As the end of the school year approaches, parents are beginning to make their summer child care arrangements. Kids may go to a...
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  • Filing for Divorce Before Your Spouse
    Failing marriages tend to be emotional, and may lead to spouses feeling burnt out, confused, and upset. For many couples, it may be...
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  • Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey
    Relationships are never easy and often, divorce may be the best decision for an unhealthy marriage. When you file paperwork in New Jersey...
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  • No-Fault Versus Fault-Based Divorce
    Separating partners that decide to divorce, but are unfamiliar with the proceedings, may be unaware of the options available to them. There is...
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  • Limitations on Child Custody Arrangements from Restraining Orders
    Divorce proceedings can involve children deciding which parent has primary custody and visitation rights. However, if a parent feels danger of an imminent...
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  • How Domestic Violence Effects the Home
    Domestic violence is a hidden and prevalent public health issue affecting Americans of all backgrounds and economic levels. While public awareness and prominent...
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  • Disabled Parents and Child Custody
    A disabled parent seeking child custody faces additional barriers but is entitled under the law to equal treatment. For any disabled parent in...
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  • Getting Divorced? Be Careful What You Post
    It is no surprise that most people today use social media as a means for self-expression as well as for staying connected with...
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  • Will Travel for Work Impact the Custody of My Child?
    You work hard to create a custody arrangement that both you and your child’s other parent can agree upon. But in today’s fast-paced...
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  • Child Custody and Mediation
    Child custody conflicts are among the most stressful and potentially damaging aspects of a divorce for everyone involved – but is there an...
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  • Dating Before Divorce is Final
     Divorce is not only stressful, but in many cases, it can also be lonely. Separating from a spouse often leaves individuals longing for...
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  • Custody of College Savings
    For most couples, saving for the future education of their children is an important consideration. Couples do not contemplate splitting up and deciding...
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  • Making the Most of Shared Custody Visits
    It is not easy making your weekend with the children a memorable time. Certain parents, unsure of what to do, may place the...
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  • How Does a DUI Affect Your Divorce?
    A DUI conviction can affect you in many ways, from your ability to commute to your job to keeping your job in the...
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  • How Does Divorce Affect A Will?
    For those who are divorcing, there are a myriad of legal and financial questions to consider. One task that should be in the...
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  • Snow Days and Child Custody
    School snow days present scheduling issues for working parents. Bad weather can cause schools to cancel or close early; buses stop running, and...
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  • Why Reside in The Same House During the Divorce Process?
    Going through the divorce process is never easy. In fact, with emotions running high and important issues at stake, it can often prove...
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  • How to Improve Your Quest for Custody
    Even under the best circumstances, going through a divorce can be an overwhelming and painful process. This is particularly true when there are...
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  • Thanksgiving Co-Parenting after Divorce
    Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, filling some newly-divorced men and women with anxiety or sadness – especially those who will not be spending the...
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  • Does Your Child Want to Live with the Other Parent?
    Going through a divorce with children can result in unique issues for any divorcing couple. One of the most common divorce disputes involves...
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  • Child Support for Extracurricular Activities
    Even with the most effective child support agreement, plenty of unexpected child-related costs pop up from month to month. When co-parents are unsure...
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  • Moving with a Child
    After parents are divorced, the parent who has physical custody cannot move out of state with the children without first obtaining permission from...
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  • Handling Halloween After Divorce
    It does not matter whether the divorce was amicable or contentious, holidays can be tough after divorce. When it comes to Halloween, most...
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  • Obtaining a Restraining Order in New Jersey
    For those who experience the horrific reality of domestic violence, sometimes a restraining order can be lifesaving. While most states grant restraining orders...
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  • Sporting Events Linked to Domestic Violence
    Research suggests that reports of domestic violence against women and children increase during sporting events, and this increase seems to occur whether the...
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  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody
    Victims of domestic violence have unique circumstances to consider when resolving child custody matters. Protecting yourself and your children is of the utmost...
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  • How to Break the News About Your Divorce
    When we marry, it is said that not only do we marry the person with whom we will be legally wed, but that...
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  • Shared vs. Joint Custody
    When we think about the words “shared” and “joint,” we often think of them as meaning the same thing; in fact we often...
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  • Four Types of Domestic Abuse
    Women are not the only victims of domestic violence. In fact, more 12 million men and women are abused every year, according to...
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  • Knowing When it is Time to Divorce
    Couples go through many major decisions in a marriage such as, opening joint accounts, buying a house, and having children. Another decision that...
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  • Back to School Co-Parenting
    As summer starts to wind down, many divorced parents are beginning to prepare for the start of a new school year. A return...
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  • Tips for Going Back to School after Divorce
    For many men and women, life after divorce is all about change. That often means a change of careers. For spouses who dropped...
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  • Grandparent Rights
    Custody issues in divorce are often harmful for the children involved. While divorce raises custody questions between the parents, there are others involved...
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  • Divorce and Adoptive Parents
    Filing for divorce is never an easy decision, especially when there are children in the family. For families with adopted children, there can...
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  • Divorce and Social Media
    Social media has become widely popular for communicating with groups of friends and colleagues. Most people use at least one of the popular...
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  • Mediation vs. Litigation
    In New Jersey, mediation is a required first step to resolve child custody and financial issues before divorce litigation can begin. However, some...
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  • Divorce and Your In-Laws
    For many married people, our in-laws are family that we have grown to love just as much as our own relatives. In fact,...
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  • LGBT Children and Child Custody Issues
    Child custody disagreements tend to crop up when differences in ex-spouses’ parenting styles and philosophies become more apparent after divorce. When one household...
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  • Common Divorce Mistakes You Can Avoid
    When families undergo a life changing event such as a divorce, individuals can feel a wide range of emotions including anxiety, depression, anger...
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  • Children Spending the Summer with Your Ex?
    Navigating child custody arrangements for the summer can be extremely difficult. In some cases, parents are separated from their children for much longer...
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  • Tips for Summer Co-Parenting
    The end of the school year means more free time to plan summer camps, vacations, and other fun activities. For divorced parents, summer...
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  • Adopting a Stepchild in New Jersey
    Finding someone who makes you happy that you can share your life and family with is an amazing thing. If you have thought...
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  • Child Custody in New Jersey
    When a marriage ends in divorce, one of the most important decisions to be made is that of child custody. Parents may decide...
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  • The Divorce Process: What You Need to Know
    Marital breakups are never easy. Understanding the process of filing for divorce can be the first step in resolving many of the legal,...
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  • How to Plan a Child Visitation Schedule for the Holidays
    Having a holiday visitation schedule can help relieve stress for divorced parents during the holiday season.  A holiday visitation schedule will not only make your...
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  • The New Jersey Supreme Court has a New Standard For Parents Who Want to Relocate From New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court completely changed the standard for a parent who wants to relocate with a child from New Jersey to...
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  • Court-Approved Holiday Parenting Time Schedule
    I know many parents in New Jersey have questions about the holiday parenting time. Below is a common court-approved holiday parenting time schedule that...
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