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What is the Difference Between Paternal Rights and Parental Rights?

Paternal rights and parental rights play different roles in making key decisions. These rights impact custody determinations and other related issues. They also affect the parent’s right to make decisions regarding their child’s upbringing. However, many may not understand the distinction between these terms and their implications.  Legal Issues Relating to Paternity Paternity refers to […]

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The Different Types of Child Custody, Explained

Child custody is often a significant issue in a New Jersey divorce action. However, disputes regarding child custody can arise at any time. For example, parents may dispute paternity, file for custody because the other parent is unfit, or argue about grandparent rights.  Regardless of how the matter comes before the court, two different types […]

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How Does a Family Court Determine If a Parent Is Unfit?

Generally speaking, New Jersey likes to leave parenting to parents. However, there are some situations – such as divorce, domestic abuse, or a child custody dispute – where a court or social services agency must intervene. Finding a parent unfit is one of the most extreme forms of intervention.  Factors a Court Will Consider When […]

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Can I Modify My Child Custody Arrangement Without Going to Court?

The only constant in life is change. For example, you might suffer an unexpected divorce, your children grow up, you change jobs, you move from one place to another, and more. These changes might affect your child custody arrangements. You can’t see your child after school on weekdays, for instance, if you take a job […]

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The Vital Role of Child Custody Lawyers and Their Significance

Navigating family law matters can often be emotional and complex, especially when children are involved. Amidst the various proceedings, the role of child custody lawyers stands out prominently.  For those unfamiliar with this area of law, understanding the significance of child custody lawyers can be crucial for ensuring the best interests of the children involved. […]

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What Is a Custodial Parent According to New Jersey Law?

The legalities related to child custody during a divorce can be complex. During custody proceedings, parents and guardians must engage with a wide range of legal terms.   According to New Jersey state law, the custodial parent is the parent who provides care to the child most of the time. However, non-custodial parents also have legal […]

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