New Jersey Family Law Blog

Do Grandparents Have Any Rights in New Jersey Divorce Cases?

Grandparents and Grandchildren Walking Along Beach In today’s society grandparents can serve as primary caretakers of their grandchildren, can provide daily caretaking services, or are very involved in their grandchildren’s upbringing. When a divorce occurs in a family, those grandparents are often left in limbo when it comes to grandparent visitation rights. In [...]

By | 2017-06-26T16:03:50+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

Weighing Child Support Payment Options Part II – Payment through the Probation Department

In Part I of this series, we focused on the positives and negatives about having child support paid directly from the obligor to the obligee. If you don’t know what these terms mean, or have forgotten, check out last week’s post for these definitions.  This week, we turn our attention to child support payments made to and [...]

Weighing Child Support Payment Options: Part I – Direct Pay

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-03T10:49:18+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Child Support, Family Law|0 Comments

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Co-Parenting

We can define a co-parent as the person or people who in some way contribute to raising a child. For example, a spouse, grandparents, unrelated caretakers, an ex, can all be considered co-parents although their roles may differ greatly from that of the primary parent. In a divorce, if the co-parent is an ex, or [...]

By | 2017-06-03T10:54:26+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Co-Parenting, Family Law|0 Comments

Helping Children Cope During Divorce – Maintaining Stability Part II

Would you want to travel back in time to be a child again? Many people do not want to relive their childhood, even those who had the most loving parents, supportive siblings, and best of schools. There is a simple reason why when we transition from child to adult, we are often much happier, even [...]

By | 2017-05-27T21:12:03+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Personal Growth: Taking Control

Although we cannot control all that happens in our life, we usually can control more than we realize. Our dreams, hopes, and desires are all in our control. While day-to-day we cannot control the temperature outside, we do control our level of comfort when venturing out, such as dressing in warm clothes on cold days [...]

By | 2017-05-26T19:17:50+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Final Restraining Order in NJ – Could it Last a Lifetime?

In New York, a Final Order of Protection issued by the Family Court lasts either two or five years. In Pennsylvania, a Protection from Abuse Order lasts up to three years, and in some instances can be renewed. In New Jersey, a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) issued under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“PDVA”) [...]

By | 2017-03-16T00:08:07+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law|0 Comments

Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Co-Parenting

Have you ever wondered how you can make co-parenting a positive experience? It doesn’t have to be agonizing. You can amicably co-parent and allow your children to enjoy stability and family relationships. It may not be easy, but these proven guidelines for successful co-parenting  help  maintain calm and make communication more effective. […]

By | 2017-03-15T23:56:33+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Co-Parenting, Family Law|0 Comments

Can Third Parties be Required to Protect Marital Assets During Divorce?

“My husband is going to liquidate his 401(k)…” “My wife says she is going to clean out our savings account…” We hear this quite often from clients who are either on the brink of filing for divorce or who are in the thick of it. The thought of being on the brink of losing what you [...]

By | 2017-03-15T23:58:27+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Divorce, Family Law, Marital Assets|0 Comments

The Consequences of Unpaid Child Support in New Jersey

Failing to pay child support is a big problem all across the state of New Jersey and carries with it serious consequences. Child support payments range from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands dollars. A parent who isn’t paying their child support is frequently labeled a “deadbeat.” However, failure to pay isn’t always just [...]

By | 2017-03-15T23:57:54+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Child Support, Family Law|0 Comments