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Category Archives: Child Custody

Child Emancipation in Union NJ

Child emancipation is the process of legally declaring a child an independent adult.   It may take many different forms depending on the unique circumstances of both the child and/or their guardians. Cases of child emancipation may mean big changes to existing legal agreements in the area of divorce and child support. Though in New Jersey… Continue Reading

Family Law Appeals Lawyer Plainfield, NJ

New Jersey Family Law Courts frequently rule on complex legal issues such as divorce, child support, alimony and spousal support, child custody, division of assets and more. In the majority of cases, these rulings are legal, fair, and proper. However, there are situations in which the court system renders a judgement which is not legally justified or fundamentally unfair. When… Continue Reading

Divorce Settlement Agreements in Union County, NJ

The New Jersey divorce process can be quite complicated depending on the situation of the divorcing spouses, their families, and their financial situation. One of the primary concerns for the majority of divorce proceedings is coming to a legal and enforceable divorce settlement agreement. These agreements are where spouses can lay out the terms of their divorce… Continue Reading

Contesting Prenuptial Agreements in Union County, NJ

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are frequently used marital agreements which allow spouses to control their marriage and the terms of their potential divorce. However, not all prenuptial agreements are created equal. The state of New Jersey has a very specific set of guidelines which govern how legal marital agreements must be drafted, signed, and what terms may… Continue Reading

Parenting Time and Visitation in Child Custody Agreements Union County, NJ

Child custody agreements are not nearly as simple as one might imagine. There are complicating factors including residential custody, legal custody, as well as parenting time and visitation. The latter is something which many co-parents might overlook without consulting with a qualified family law attorney. Parenting time may also have a material impact on other legal considerations including child… Continue Reading

What if my Co-parent is Violating our Child Custody Agreement?

For unmarried parents or co-parents going through a divorce, issues surrounding child custody are often the top priority. Many co-parents take huge amounts of effort to reach amicable, fair, and ultimately beneficial child custody agreements to provide for their children. Unfortunately, these agreements are only as good as their ability to be enforced. When a parent or guardian… Continue Reading

Can I Modify an Existing Child Support Agreement in NJ?

In New Jersey, the terms of child support agreements are determined for the best interests of the child. Child rearing is expensive, and children benefit from co-parents who are financially strong. Child support is also determined using a very specific calculation which takes a number of factors into consideration. When these factors change over time, it may be… Continue Reading

Common Child Custody Arrangements in New Jersey

For unmarried parents or co-parents going through a divorce in New Jersey, child custody arrangements of the utmost importance. Child custody agreements determine not only where a child will live, but how much time he or she will spend with each co-parent and determine the legal right of each parent or guardian to make major decisions in the life… Continue Reading

Will my Grounds for Divorce Impact the Terms of my Divorce Settlement?

New Jersey divorce law can be quite confusing. As part of the divorce process, couples or individuals must decide to file a no fault or fault divorce, which allows both parties to state the reasons they are filing for divorce, otherwise known as the grounds for divorce. For no fault divorce, grounds for divorce will not “fault” one… Continue Reading

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