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February 2015 Archives

The content of child custody agreements

When a couple with children divorces or separates, they must deal with the logistics involved in raising their kids. Keeping the best interest of the family first, parents must reach a compromise on how to take care of their children's needs, whether through legal proceedings or informal negotiations. New Jersey parents who find themselves in this situation and are able to negotiate all the issues related to their children themselves or through out-of-court mediation might end up with a custody agreement that covers all the areas related to custody.

Unmarried fathers and parental rights

Unmarried biological fathers in New Jersey have a right to access to their children unless that contact is in some way harmful to the children. Courts use the guidelines of the child's best interests in order to determine custody and visitation schedules. For an unmarried father, the first step in getting this access is establishing paternity.

Evidence from Facebook used in divorce cases

In recent years, information discovered on Facebook and other social networking sites has been used as evidence in divorce proceedings in New Jersey. Although many people are surprised that their online activities can be used against them in court, there are no laws banning the use of evidence gathered from social networking sites.

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