Substance Abuse and Child Custody in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

If you are a parent with a substance abuse problem, or you believe your former spouse has a substance abuse problem, there is a very good chance this may impact your child custody agreement. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have: What are the different types of child custody in New Jersey?…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 to Create a Parenting Time Plan in the Wake of the New Coronavirus

One of the most important things to any parent is ensuring their child is safe. That is why during the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many parents are wondering how it will affect their child custody/parenting time agreement. Below, our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys have compiled a short list of things parents can do to create an effective parenting time plan to accommodate their children throughout the duration of this…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

Modifications to Bergen County Alimony and Child Support

Any divorce will bring with it a myriad of questions that will need to be answered as well as many difficult situations that will need to be resolved. These will always include division of assets and in many cases alimony, child custody and child support.  All of these issues are intertwined and any judgement will always be what the court finds to be most fair and in the best interest…Read More

Dealing with Parental Alienation

When deciding any matter related to child custody or parenting time and visitation, New Jersey's family court system uses what is known as the "Best Interest Standard", meaning the outcome of the child custody matter needs to account for the best interests of the child or children involved, as the court sees them. And while most parents will typically feel the same way, sometimes a parent's own actions may be…Read More

Unfit Parents and Child Custody in Bergen County, NJ

Child custody legal proceedings can be quite complex. Consider that co-parents, mediators, arbitrators, and/or judges must all consider the unique family situation and determine what is best for the child. Whether through a larger divorce process or as an independent dispute, child custody hearings are extremely important to New Jersey parents. In some cases, one or more individuals may be considered an "unfit" parent. This is a non-issue in the majority of cases, but it has…Read More

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