Posts tagged "Family Law"

What are the different types of domestic abuse?

You may recognize that you are in a difficult relationship in New Jersey, but you may not see yourself as the victim of domestic abuse. This is because abuse does not always take the form of physical violence that causes observable injury. Any behavior that someone else uses to gain control over you through manipulation or fear constitutes abuse. The most insidious forms of domestic violence are often those that leave no outer mark or scar upon the body. They can be psychological, emotional or financial in nature. 

What should I know when raising grandchildren?

Many grandparents in New Jersey find themselves caring for their grandkids full-time. While the reasons vary, the fact remains that it can be difficult for someone to jump back into the parenting role after so many years, which makes child-rearing a challenge. The following are a few pieces of advice that can help both grandparents as well as their grandchildren.

What is a Hague adoption and how do you qualify?

If you are a New Jersey couple or individual seeking to adopt a child from a foreign country, you should know that it can be a very complicated process since you must comply not only with the laws of the United States but the laws of the country from which you attend to adopt. 

Using the collaborative divorce process

The process of getting divorced can be complicated and confusing, from court dates and filing deadlines to attorney fees and a wide range of other costs. On top of all of this, is the emotional toll it takes on you and all parties involved.  At Newsome O’Donnell, LLC, our team works with clients to find the best resolution for their unique circumstances.

What is a kinship adoption? Is it right for me?

When many people think of adoption, they think of a married man and woman adopting an infant or young child to whom they have no relation. This type of adoption may be the most widely known, but it is not the most common. The most common are kinship adoptions, or adoptions by a relative.

Wealthy families and prenuptial agreements

Some children in wealthy New Jersey families may feel pressure from their parents to have a prospective spouse sign a prenuptial agreement. Although this is often well meaning, with parents concerned about protecting the family wealth in case of divorce, children may see it as an attack on their future spouse.

How shifting gender roles impact divorce rates

Shifting gender roles in society is impacting divorce rates. Many New Jersey marriages still retain traditional gender roles where the husband is the primary breadwinner and earns more than his wife. According to reports by Swedish researchers, marriages that begin with this dynamic and then change as a result of the wife having a career and then earning more than her husband have a higher chance in ending in divorce.

How child visitation schedules are created and why

A child visitation schedule may be created by parents or the court in New Jersey either during or after a divorce. It sets out a schedule for the child's time with each parent that parents must abide by. It is separate from a custody schedule, which is a schedule that is set up if parents are sharing custody.

Ensuring that children spend time with fathers after divorce

More than 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce. This means a lot of children end up caught in the middle. Parents in New Jersey may need to be particularly careful to ensure that after divorce, a child is still able to maintain a relationship with the father.

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