Author: Amy L. Miller Esq.

New Jersey Considers Making 50/50 Child Custody the “Default” Award

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 […]

By | December 13, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law Read More

Child’s Best Interest Standard Applied to Transgender Name Change Suit

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 […]

By | November 14, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Same-Sex Partners Read More

Pet Custody and Divorce

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 […]

By | October 12, 2017| Categories Divorce, Marital Assets Read More

Are Any of My Assets Protected from being Divided during My Divorce?

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 […]

By | September 11, 2017| Categories Divorce, Finances, Marital Assets Read More

Five Successful Co-Parenting Tips You Can Do Today

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 […]

By | July 11, 2017| Categories Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law Read More