What You Need to Know About Child Custody Evaluations in NJ

Oftentimes, child custody is among the most hotly contested divorce-related issues, and if you are someone who cannot agree on a custody agreement with your spouse, there is a very good chance that the court will order a child custody evaluation to help determine your custody agreement. This evaluation is not legally binding, however, judges will strongly consider the judge's determination. Read on and reach out to our experienced New…Read More

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Do Not Have Visitation Rights?

If you are a parent who currently pays child support, though you do not have visitation rights, you may be wondering whether you are still required to make regular child support payments. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about child support and whether you are required to pay it if you do not have visitation rights. Here are some of the…Read More

Can I Include Video Chats/Virtual Visits in My Parenting Time Plan?

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our way of life, and not for the better. However, we are resilient, and we have learned to make do with the new normal. Because of the many child custody/parenting time concerns that we have seen amongst divorced co-parents in the wake of the coronavirus, individuals and their attorneys are finding new ways to spend time with their children, even if they cannot see…Read More

What Should I do if D.C.P.&P. is Trying to Take My Child?

As a parent, your child's safety is your utmost priority, and you would do anything to protect your child. Unfortunately, there are some parents who do not entirely feel this way, and because of this, New Jersey has a system in place to protect those children from abusive or neglectful parents. This organization is called the Department of Child Protection & Permanency (D.C.P.&P.). In most cases, legal matters concerning the…Read More

Appeals to Arbitration Agreements in New Jersey

Many couples who have to decide on terms of their divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and division of assets choose to go through arbitration, as opposed to litigation. Arbitration allows litigants to select an arbitrator of their choice.  This gives them more freedom to choose when and how their divorce proceedings will go. However, arbitration provides a very limited judicial review. This means that in the future, it will…Read More

Child Custody and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, and the resulting legal actions of temporary restraining orders and final restraining orders, are some of the most legally and emotionally impactful situations for any family to face. For victims of domestic violence and abuse, securing legal protection for themselves and their children is of the utmost importance; while for individuals falsely accused of domestic violence, the restrictions and ramifications of a domestic violence charge need to be…Read More

Grand-Parent Visitation Rights Lawyers Bergen County NJ

Family law courts are often the site of some of the most emotional legal decisions. Issues such as divorce, child support and child custody can tear at the heart of any family.  Often overlooked in this sea of emotion are grand-parents. Grandparents' visitation rights often fall as secondary considerations if they are considered at all. However, this can be a grave tragedy as many grand-parents have very close and loving…Read More

Why Hire an Alimony Attorney in Bergen County, NJ?

Most couples going through a divorce will need to resolve issues such as the division of marital assets, child support, and child custody, and alimony. Alimony is a type of financial support from one former spouse to another which can be used for a multitude of reasons. Alimony considerations also have the dubious honor of being the most "free-form" of all of primary issues of many divorces. In other words, while child support is generally calculated using…Read More

Paramus, NJ Palimony Agreement Attorneys

When a married couple gets divorced, there is a formal legal process by which the legal complications of the divorce are settled. These issues often include the division of marital property, child custody, child support, and alimony. However, unmarried couples do not always enjoy the same legal rights during a separation. For this and many other reasons, many unmarried couples draft cohabitation agreements. Commonly, these cohabitation agreements between unmarried couples contain provisions for what is known as…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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