Tag Archives: best interests of the child

FAQ Friday: What is Mediation?

Today’s FAQ Friday features Amy Shimalla addressing the question: What is Mediation?

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Rights of Unmarried Couples When the Relationship Ends

In New Jersey, divorces of married couples and civil union couples are subject to certain financial rights and obligations that unmarried couples do not acquire, even if they lived together and supported each other in a long-term relationship. ¬†Traditional divorce law regarding alimony and distribution of assets do not apply to unmarried couples. For example,…

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How Can I Tell the Kids We’re Divorcing?

How to Tell Your Children That You Are Getting a Divorce When New Jersey parents decide to divorce, they may be most concerned about how their children will be affected. Even when both parents are able to work together to negotiate a divorce settlement, they may want to protect their children from emotional harm. By…

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New Jersey Child Custody and Cannabis Use

How Could Marijuana Affect Your Child Custody Case? New Jersey parents may be concerned about how cannabis consumption could affect their child custody case, especially after the marijuana legalization legislation that went into effect in 2021. While substance use or abuse may be considered by the family courts when determining child custody and parental rights,…

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