How Does Substance Abuse Affect Child Custody in NJ?

If you believe your former spouse has a substance abuse problem or if you have a substance abuse problem yourself, it may affect your child custody agreement. Continue reading to discover the types of child custody granted in New Jersey, how child custody is determined in the state, and what effect substance abuse may have on your child custody agreement. What are the types of child custody in New Jersey?…Read More

Can I Win Back Child Custody if I Was Not Initially Awarded It in NJ?

There is nothing worse as a parent than being denied custody of your child. This is why if you find yourself in this situation, you are most likely now seeking to win back custody of your child. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys to learn more about child custody, how we can help you seek a modification to your custody agreement, and more.…Read More

What Happens if My Former Spouse Violates Our Child Custody Agreement?

There is nothing more important to parents than their children. If you believe your former spouse is violating your child custody agreement, please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have: What are some examples of violating a child custody agreement? There are various ways in which…Read More

Post-Divorce Modifications in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

Divorce is a complicated issue, and unfortunately, certain matters are still complicated even after a divorce is finalized. Additionally, in the months and years following a divorce, both former spouse's lives are highly likely to change, and when life does change, their initial divorce agreement may no longer reflect their current situation. If you believe that your life has changed significantly and you are looking to receive a modification, you…Read More

Tips For Sharing Child Custody With Your Ex

If you share custody of your child with your ex, and you have been doing so for a while, you may have noticed that it is not always easy. On the flip side, if you are someone who is recently divorced and is about to begin sharing custody of your child, you may be wondering what to expect. For this very reason, our firm has created this short list of…Read More

What Should I do if I am Sick With COVID-19 and my Former Spouse Cannot Care for our Children?

The new coronavirus has drastically affected the lives of nearly all Americans. People are sick, losing their jobs, and more. Unfortunately, one of the most affected groups of people by the COVID-19 pandemic is divorced co-parents. We have seen many different scenarios arise regarding parenting time and child custody because of stay-at-home orders, self-isolation, and even hospitalizations. If you are someone who has recently contracted the virus, or you suspect…Read More

COVID-19 Co-Parenting Disputes: Is Telephone Mediation the Answer?

This new coronavirus has affected many of us personally, though divorced co-parents are now presented with a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to abiding by child custody agreements in the age of stay-at-home orders and the like. Please continue reading to learn more about these agreements and how our Bergen County family law firm can help you. Child custody agreements in the wake of COVID-19 As stay-at-home…Read More

How Can the Coronavirus Affect Child Custody and Parenting Time in New Jersey?

If you are a divorced parent, you are most likely very concerned about what will happen with your child custody terms in the midst of the coronavirus. Though these terms are made legally binding in court, if you believe your child may be in danger if you abide by those terms, there are several things you can do to help ensure you and your child’s safety. Please continue reading and…Read More

NJ Court Rules on Name Change for Transgender Child

In a first-ever ruling on the matter of a legal name change for a transgender child, Middlesex County Chancery Division Judge Hon. Marcia Silva, J.S.C. ruled in favor of allowing Veronica Betts to legally change (his) name to Trevor in accordance with his on-going transgender treatment for gender dysphoria. This case establishes that the "best interest standard", the standard used by family courts across Bergen County and New Jersey in order to…Read More

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