New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Terminating a Civil Union in NJ

In 2007, same-sex partners in New Jersey 18 years of age and older were granted the right to enter into civil unions that gave them many of the same legal rights and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. Filing for dissolution of a civil union follows many of the same procedures as filing for divorce, but

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Staying on Track with Parenting Time

When parties craft child custody agreements in New Jersey, they attempt to secure the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of the children after a divorce. Courts strive to achieve the same goal when making custody and parenting time determinations. Parents who cannot stick to a parenting time agreement can find themselves back in family court

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Complementary Dispute Resolution in New Jersey Family Court

Resolving a dispute through litigation has the possibility to be a lengthy, financially difficult procedure. Trials involving divorce and child custody disputes can also be emotionally wrenching. New Jersey has implemented complementary dispute resolution (CDR) as a more efficient, less costly alternative to active litigation to help parties to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement.

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