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Summer Vacation Parenting Time Considerations for Divorced or Separated Parents

Summer Vacation Parenting Time Considerations for Divorced or Separated Parents

Posted July 11, 2020 in Family Law

Generally, New Jersey Superior Court Judges find that it is in a child’s best interest to spend time vacationing with both parents. Accordingly, the allowance for each party to exercise vacation time is frequently set forth in either a Property Settlement Agreement or Court Order. In New Jersey, it is quite common for a Court […]

What’s in a Name? Name Changes of Children in New Jersey Family Court

What’s in a Name? Name Changes of Children in New Jersey Family Court

Posted June 9, 2020 in Family Law

In matters involving unmarried parents, New Jersey Courts have adopted a presumption in favor of the surname chosen by the custodial parent. Gubernat v. Deremer, 140 N.J. 120, 144 (1995). However, in adopting that presumption, the Court expressly stated, “we readily envision circumstances in which the presumption could be rebutted.” Id. “The non-custodial parent bears […]

Establishing Custody Orders in New Jersey

Establishing Custody Orders in New Jersey

Posted May 20, 2020 in Family Law

In the State of New Jersey, it is a well-established principle that the “primary and overarching consideration” for Courts in making a decision with respect to child custody is the best interests of the child. Generally speaking, it is in a child’s best interest to have both parents involved in the child’s life to the […]

Child Support Obligations and the Loss of Employment Due to COVID-19

Child Support Obligations and the Loss of Employment Due to COVID-19

Posted April 29, 2020 in Family Law

The current unemployment numbers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are staggering. For those individuals who have been lucky enough to maintain their employment through the current health crisis, many have seen their income significantly reduced as a result of cost-saving measures by employers concerned with the long-term survival of their businesses. While some […]

Courts Continue to Enforce Existing Custody and Parenting Time Orders amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Courts Continue to Enforce Existing Custody and Parenting Time Orders amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted April 13, 2020 in Family Law

Courts throughout the State of New Jersey are continuing to enforce custody and parenting time Orders amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Orders that were previously signed by a Judge and filed with the Court will remain in full force and effect. There are only two ways to have an enforceable custody and/or parenting time Order modified. […]

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