What is Joint Custody in NJ?

I get asked all the time, "What is joint custody in NJ? What does it really mean in practical terms to me?"

The bottom line is that in New Jersey, there are two broad types of custody.

Physical custody deals with where the child lives, and legal custody deals with who makes major decisions for the child.

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Topics: family court, Co-parenting, Child Custody

Do It Right The First Time

As a divorce lawyer, half of my clients are people who are getting divorced.

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Topics: family court, Divorce Court, Divorce

The Court Should Be Open For Parenting Time Emergencies

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Topics: family court, Divorce Court, Co-parenting, Child Custody

What If Your Early Settlement Panel in Monmouth County Fails?

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Topics: family court, Alimony

Monmouth County Courthouse Facilities

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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

Family Court Motions

What is a motion? A motion is simply a request of a judge for something.

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Topics: Monmouth County divorce attorney, family court, Divorce

Parental Substance Abuse in Monmouth County

I think that parental substance abuse is a form of child abuse.

I think that what is needed in New Jersey is a structured, quick, efficient, and effective system for a parent who believes that the other parent is abusing substances to have immediate access to the Court.

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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

5 Ways To Prepare For Your Appearance in Family Court

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Is there anything you can do before your court appearance to help you retain the best results possible?

There is much uncertainty and most people have a lot on the line, and this combination can produce anxiety in even the calmest of people.

I suggest paying attention to the following 5 areas to help you to maximize your chances of having a successful court experience.

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Topics: Divorce Court, family court

Is My Spouse Entitled To A Part Of My Inheritance In A NJ Divorce?

The easy answer under New Jersey law to that question is “no.”

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Topics: Equitable Distribution of Property, family court, Divorce