All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern.

All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern and that we are also committed to the health and safety of our staff and our families. Though we are currently working remotely, we continue to operate as we always have, providing quality service and for us, it is “business as usual.”


We are offering telephonic and video calls, conferences, mediations, and strategic planning sessions to continue to service our clients and prospective clients, and are, of course, available for ongoing business partnerships via our virtual network!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 973-710-4366, by email, or, if necessary, carrier pigeon. (We are kidding about the last one, but you laughed, didn’t you?) Also, head to our social media pages for some tips on staying healthy, safe and sane during this time.

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Complex Family Structures

NJ Family Law Approach

Methodologies for Creating Families

Legal parentage is primarily created through biology. However, the law permits various methodologies for creating families, and therefore, various legal issues may arise when families which have been created are going through a dissolution of the parents.

Families can be created through adoption, through assisted reproductive technology efforts, and even through life experience. The formation of these families often requires complex legal agreements, litigation, and/or advice. Because the relationships between these family members are not automatic under the law, the parameters of the legal relationships often require written contracts so that all the parties involved are protected and know their individual rights and responsibilities.

Additionally, because of the complexities of the initial formation of these legal relationships, when the parents no longer wish to remain together, the ending of that legal relationship can create extraordinarily difficult issues relating to the parentage of the children of these families which require creative lawyering and novel litigation.

The attorneys of Jacobs Berger, LLC, have real-world experience with complex parentage issues and are at the forefront of knowledge, teaching, and litigation relative to these issues. Contact us online or by calling 973-718-7705 to schedule a case assessment to discuss your potential legal rights and responsibilities relative to complex parentage situations.