Category: Adoption

Step-Parent’s Rights and Adoption Lawyers Morris County NJ

Due to the increase in the divorce rate it is very common for children to have one or even two step-parents in their lives. This can raise some serious and sensitive issues surrounding child custody for the new step-parent. Any new step-parent needs to work hard to develop a new and meaningful relationship with the […]

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7 Steps to Morris County NJ Adoption

Assuring a Legitimate and Safe Adoption Across Morristown, Chester, Chatham, Mendham, Harding, Morris Township and across Bergen County Birth and adoptive parents: Consult with an experienced Morristown adoption attorney early in the process. An experienced lawyer will facilitate and assure a legitimate adoption.  Your lawyer is an astute guide who will be the trustworthy coordinator […]

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Morris County Birth & Adoptive Parental Rights Lawyers

New Jersey adoption laws are designed specifically to protect birth parents’ child custody rights throughout the adoption process.   If you are considering adoption as an option as either a birth or adoptive parent, it is very important to understand the rights of the biological parent(s) and the adoption process. At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., […]

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After shocking ruling case was overturned…

Paul Townsend set to appeal on behalf of birth mother Gloria Roman Paul H. Townsend, Esq., of the law firm of Townsend Tomaio & Newmark of Morristown NJ, has taken the case of Gloria Roman and Baby J.  We are determined to do everything we can in our power to secure her son’s return and shall […]

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Non-Traditional Families Morris County, NJ

Less than half of all American families are what would formerly be considered “traditional”. In fact, our family law attorneys hesitate to even use the term traditional as the concept is quickly fading away. Thankfully, legislation and state laws are changing to reflect this as well. With same sex marriage becoming legal at a state and federal level, judges considering tri-parenting child […]

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New Jersey Adoption Law Change Effective January 2017

A history-making law passed in 2014 by Governor Chris Christie is about to come into effect in January 2017.  This legislation will unseal adoption records for adults born in New Jersey, the first time this will be possible since 1940.  Adoptees, their adoptive parents and/or legal guardians, siblings and spouses, adult direct descendants, and state and […]

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