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Am I Eligible for Child Support if We Were Never Legally Married in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, the law determines that every child should be supported by their parents, whether or not those parents share a household—or a last name. However, unmarried parents may mistakenly believe that they aren’t eligible to file for (or be required to pay) child support because of their marital or relationship …

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What Information Will My Attorney Need to Draft a Prenup Agreement?

When you’re counting down the days to your wedding (and perhaps to honeymoon celebrations), the last thing you may want to be thinking about is the “business side” of your upcoming marriage. But while it may seem counterintuitive, there are many benefits to balancing the excitement of the moment with thoughtful planning for your financial …

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How to Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Domestic violence can include a wide range of behaviors, such as harassment, assault, and stalking. In fact, the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act defines nineteen different actions as domestic violence. Restraining orders seek to provide the victim—who, in court, would be referred to as the plaintiff—with a greater level of protection. (The person …

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Can Grandparents get custody if the child wants to live with them?

Can Grandparents get custody if the child wants to live with them?

Can Grandparents get custody if the child wants to live with them? Our Co-Founder of Jacobs Berger, LLC. Jamie N. Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. In the following video, Jaimie talks about the rights grandparents have when it comes to visitation and even custody related issues. Grandparents do have certain rights in …

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How can a medical condition impact custody?

Co-Founder Jamie N. Berger handles family law, divorce, alimony, child support and custody related issues at Jacobs Berger, LLC. In the following video, she explains the custody factors the court considers when there are medical conditions involved. The court can and should consider under the custody factors any medical conditions that can impact your ability …

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