Category: Child Custody

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

How Can I Resolve My Divorce Without Court Litigation?

Before any Morris County divorce can be finalized, the divorcing couple will need to come to an agreement regarding the key issues of child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, and division of assets. Every marriage is different, and for some couples deciding the issue of alimony may be particularly difficult, while deciding how […]

By | September 25, 2017| Categories Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Marital Assets Read More

NJ Child Relocation Law Changes Dramatically in Supreme Court Decision

On August 6th, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a case involving a dispute between divorced parents and the desire of one parent to relocate with their children to another state. This ruling dramatically changes the previous legal precedents established regarding child custody and out-of-state relocation, and has the potential to affect any […]

By | August 11, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Read More

Do Grandparents Have Any Rights in New Jersey Divorce Cases?

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 New Jersey grandparents (9:2A-5) can have legally enforceable […]

By | June 13, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Family Law Read More

What Visitation Rights Do Grandparents Have with Their Grandchildren?

Jamie Berger, Esq., presented an educational program on grandparent visitation claims vs. parental rights to attendees at the 22nd Annual Sophisticated Elder Law Conference, New Jersey’s premier continuing education program for attorneys, held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Ms. Berger expanded on grandparent visitation rights and the decision in the […]

By | February 1, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law Read More