Tag: Child custody

Impact of Parental Alienation on Children Morris County NJ

Divorce and Child custody issues are some of the most complicated and impactful judgments made by the courts in Morristown, Morris, Chester and across Morris County .  The fiscal, and emotional futures of entire families often hang in the balance. Family law conflicts are rarely simple and often involve complicated legal matters that can be very intimidating to the average person. The New Jersey divorce […]

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Grandparents Appeal Decision To Deny Adoption Petition

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled on Jan. 29 that a family court judge had violated the constitutional rights of two plaintiffs. The Family Division judge had dismissed a grandparents’ petition to adopt their grandchild before hearing the grandparents argue their case in court. The appeals court also found that the lower court judge did […]

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Visitation And Parenting Plans In New Jersey

When a couple with children divorces, it is common for there to be disagreements related to when a child stays with each parent. In particular, special occasions and holidays, such as Christmas or the child’s birthday, are times when both parents are determined to have the child stay with them. Parenting plans can help individuals […]

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Indigent Mother Fights To Retain Parental Rights

On Dec. 21, the state Supreme Court in New Jersey announced that it will hear a case in April 2016 concerning a woman whose child was placed with a foster family and kept there due to the woman’s poverty. The child has special needs, and in 2012, the woman took her daughter to the Children’s […]

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Going Out Of State With A Child After A Divorce

When two divorced parents have a child custody order in place, there may be stipulations in the order about taking the child out of their state of residence. The custody order might expressly allow or prohibit a parent from taking the child out of state or say nothing at all about out-of-state trips. If a […]

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Man Fighting To Get Child Returned From Brazil

People in New Jersey may have heard about the heartbreaking international child custody case in which a Texas father is fighting for the return of his son from Brazil. Reportedly, the man’s ex took the child two years ago to Brazil and never came back. According to reports, the father saw his son daily when […]

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Custody Battles In New Jersey

It is not uncommon for parents going through a divorce to believe that they are getting embroiled in a custody battle that is in the best interests of their children. Although people may truly believe that their kids need to be cared for solely by themselves, this may not be the reality of the situation. […]

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Hair Follicle Tests May Produce A False Positive Result

New Jersey couples may opt for a divorce for any number of reasons. If they are parents of young children, child custody issues can arise. In some cases, one parent may seek sole legal and physical custody, claiming that the other parent is unfit due to drug use. Drug testing is commonly used by employers […]

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Woman Gives Up Baby For Adoption Without Telling Father

New Jersey parents may have heard about the case in which a man learned his ex-girlfriend had given up his daughter without his knowledge or agreement. The case, which occurred in South Carolina, demonstrates how fathers have rights as parents and must be informed about any intention to place a child up for adoption. Reportedly, […]

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Why Actress Kelly Rutherford Lost Custody Of Her 2 Children

New Jersey parents who are going through a child custody dispute might have heard about actress Kelly Rutherford losing her children. For the past few years, the actress’s two children, ages 6 and 8, have been living with their father in Monaco after his U.S. visa was revoked. However, there are reports that Rutherford’s actions […]

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