Category Archives: Custody

Parenting Time Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the most stressful things that parents are dealing with is parenting time issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. I came up with these general guidelines regarding custody and parenting time during this crisis. If there is an order in place addressing custody and parenting time, follow that order. The only exception is if the…

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Rita Aquilio Moderates Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

Rita Aquilio, a divorce and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, will moderate a webinar entitled “Advising Clients as to Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19 Pandemic”. Aquilio will moderate an esteemed panel including Magistrate Stephanie Matalon, 17th District Family Courts, Florida; Sahmra Stevenson, Esq., family law attorney in Maryland; and Eshigo Okasili, Esq., family…

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Marriage Story, the Movie, Troubled Me

Several weeks ago, I watched the movie, Marriage Story.  During the movie, I was troubled by the unfolding story. Those feelings remained with me for weeks. I have thought about the movie almost every day since seeing it and why it bothered me so much. First, the wife bamboozled her husband. His son was essentially…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Quoted on NJ.com About COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, Jeralyn Lawrence was quoted on NJ.com in an article What divorced people need to know about the coronavirus stimulus package. Lawrence, of Lawrence Law, comments on financial issues related to parties who are already divorced and those who are currently in the process of divorcing. She also comments on custody and…

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COVID-19 Pandemic has an Impact on Family Law

I am receiving an increasing number of calls from concerned clients about the impact of COVID-19 on their family law matters. Concern #1 is their parenting time. We are near a time when self-quarantining is a reality. This is an incredibly important measure to keep our families healthy and safe. Emerging are instances where one…

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What is Emancipation in New Jersey?

As a general matter, New Jersey parents must pay child support until the emancipation of a child. Emancipation is a term that describes the occurrence of an event wherein a child has moved beyond the “sphere of influence” of his or her parents. In other words, emancipation is the act by which a parent relinquishes…

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