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Blog Posts in February, 2018

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  • New Laws Expand Protections for New Jersey Domestic Violence Victims
    New Laws Expand Protections for New Jersey Domestic Violence Victims

    Just before leaving office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed two domestic violence bills into law. These measures expand protections for victims of domestic violence in New Jersey. Legal ...

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  • Same-Sex Divorces Spur Bitter Custody Battles in New Jersey Divorce Courts
    Same-Sex Divorces Spur Bitter Custody Battles in New Jersey Divorce Courts

    When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, it was a victory for same-sex couples and families seeking equal recognition under the law. It also inevitably opened the door to ...

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  • The Legal Rights of New Jersey Foster Parents Who Care for Minor Relatives
    The Legal Rights of New Jersey Foster Parents Who Care for Minor Relatives

    Foster parents have certain legal rights and responsibilities with respect to the children in their care. This can lead to legal disputes. It is important for New Jersey foster parents to be aware of ...

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  • How to Seek a Change in Child Custody, Child Support or Visitation
    How to Seek a Change in Child Custody, Child Support or Visitation

    Many parents are not aware that child custody, visitation and child support orders can be modified after they have been entered by a court. A parent seeking modification must meet the legal standard ...

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  • Proposed Changes to New Jersey Child Custody Laws Would Radically Change Joint Custody
    Proposed Changes to New Jersey Child Custody Laws Would Radically Change Joint Custody

    Like many other states, New Jersey statutes and case law allows family court judges great flexibility to make custody orders that serve the best interests of the children involved in family disputes. ...

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  • A Grandparent's Visitation Rights Under New Jersey Law
    A Grandparent's Visitation Rights Under New Jersey Law

    The New Jersey statutes allow both grandparents and siblings to seek visitation orders from a family court. This process allows family members to protect their right to visit minor grandchildren and ...

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