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About domestic violence

Domestic violence is a scourge in the state of New Jersey and throughout the U.S. Although it is less common than ever before, the sad truth is that many people must endure the damaging, traumatic effects of domestic violence every day. It is even possible for the desperate nature of the situation to be so well hidden that even close friends and relatives are unaware of it.

Grandparents' visitation rights in New Jersey

The law in New Jersey recognizes that it is often in a child's best interest to have interaction between other family members, such as grandparents, even when the child's parents do not agree. All states have statutes and guidelines regarding the rights of grandparents and other family members to gain visitation with a child. Visitation rights for grandparents are very similar to visitation rights that would be granted to any parent. It allows the grandparent to spend a designated amount of time with the child without changing custody.

Number of children living with their grandparents doubles

When children can no longer live with their biological parents, state and local agencies in New Jersey try to place them with close relatives first. According to 2010 census data, an increasing number of those displaced children are now living with their grandparents. In the 2000 census, 2.4 million children were reportedly living with their grandparents. Ten years later, that number more than doubled to 4.9 million.

New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee approves new divorce bill

The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved legislation that would allow parties involved in a divorce to seek an alternative to a court battle to resolve the conflict that naturally comes with the complicated and emotional process.  

What's in a name?

When divorced parents have joint legal custody and a child is born in wedlock, how will the Court address one parent's desire to change the child's surname?

What's in a name?

When divorced parents have joint legal custody and a child is born in wedlock, how will the Court address one parent's desire to change the child's surname?

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