Author: Amy L. Miller Esq.
A recent Washington Post article reports that more than 20 States in the U.S. (including New Jersey) are considering passing laws which would make equally shared physical and legal custody of children after a divorce or separation the default standard model for child custody settlements. While New Jersey’s child custody statute N.J.S.A. 9:2-4 states that “[i]n any proceeding involving […]
Any time a New Jersey or Morris County court rules on any legal matter involving children, judges apply what is known as the “best interest standard” in order to determine what type of decision will most accurately reflect the best interests of the children involved. This has been true for quite some time now in […]
For many families, their dog, cat, or any other kind of pet is more than just a pet, it is a member of the family. As difficult as resolving divorce issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, or marital asset division can sometimes be, deciding “pet custody” can often be just as difficult to […]
One of the most commonly asked questions of our Morris County family law attorneys when representing clients during divorce is which, if any, assets will be protected from New Jersey equitable distribution laws during the divorce. While there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question as equitable distribution laws depend upon many factors […]
Keeping an eye on long-term goals helps put day-to-day decisions and situations in perspective. Academic, athletic and personal responsibility are typical goals parents have for their children. Parental expectations and aspirations have significant impact on the development of a child. This should not be surprising. When children grow up knowing their parents’ aspirations for them […]
Weighing your child support payment options is critical to any child support agreement. Imagine a scenario where you and the other parent have been in a dispute for several months regarding how much child support should be paid on behalf of your child. Finally, you come to an agreement on the amount and it’s time to draw up […]