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How Relocation Works in Custody Cases

Out of State Relocation for New Jersey Parents In a 2017 decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court drastically changed the law that applies to out-of-state relocation with a child after a divorce. Both parents should know how the law now works and their rights in case one parent wants to move out of state with…

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Forbidden Terms in a Prenuptial Agreement

What Cannot Be in a Prenuptial Agreement? Once thought of as something for the rich and famous, prenuptial agreements, also sometimes referred to as premarital agreements, have grown quite a bit in popularity in the past few decades. In a survey that was conducted in 2018 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, more than…

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Divorce Grounds in New Jersey

Legal Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey A little-known statistic is that New Jersey has some of the lowest divorce rates in the country, according to the 2019 American Community Survey performed by the U.S. Census Bureau. However, there are plenty of individuals in the state who are still thinking about ending their marriages. There…

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Why Parents Seek a Child Support Modification

While the average nationwide child support payment is $430 per month, it is usually much higher in New Jersey due to the higher cost of living. In some cases, that may be too little or too much based on changes in the parents’ finances. Here is some information on when one parent could request a…

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Grandparents Can Petition for Visitation and Custody

Throughout the United States, there are over 2.7 million grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Sometimes, individuals do not have ready access to the grandchildren, or they feel that they need to involve the court to gain custody. When that happens, grandparents have the right to file a motion in court to have a hearing…

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Can You Adopt Your Partner’s Child in a Same-Sex Relationship?

Can You Adopt Your Partner’s Child in a Same-Sex Relationship? According to the federal government, 15% of same-sex couples have children as a part of their household. This could include children who were adopted or biologically conceived by one or both of the parents. In that case, there are parenting issues at play if the…

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Why Courts Order Supervised Parenting and How It Works

Why Courts Order Supervised Parenting and How It Works Even though only about 10% of child abuse allegations are substantiated, courts will perceive that there is a risk to the children in a number of circumstances. When this happens, they may order supervised visits. Here is what you need to know about supervised parenting. It…

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What Are Child Support Payments Used For?

What Are Child Support Payments Used For? In 2015, the average amount of child support due from a paying parent was $5,760 annually. For both of the parents, the check is a very significant item in their financial lives. Naturally, each will have questions about this payment since it takes on great importance. Lawyers Are…

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