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Category: Child Visitation

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

Grandparents play a key role in a child’s life. A grandparent can be a trusted source of love, support, wisdom, and guidance. In fact, in some families, grandparents take over for a parent who passes away or is deemed unfit under the law. In New Jersey, grandparents can seek visitation and even child custody of …

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What are Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

The United States divorce rate is approximately 2.7 per thousand annually. When the breakdown of a family occurs, whether due to divorce, separation, or the death of a spouse, the subject of custody and child visitation rights becomes a central issue. Sadly, during co-parenting disputes, many grandparents lose the right to see their beloved grandchildren. …

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Helping Teens Through Divorce

Dealing with their parents’ divorce can be especially hard for children in their teens. With mood swings and detachment already common for this age group, experiencing feelings of insecurity and confusion during this time can worsen the situation. By recognizing the unique needs of teenagers, parents can help support them through the process. Acknowledge Their …

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Guardian Ad Litem in New Jersey

A guardian ad litem (GAL) is a special representative appointed by the court to act on behalf of another party. It could be for an infant or minor or another person who has been determined to be incapable of making important life decisions as these parties need help protecting their rights in court. The guardian …

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Work Schedules and Child Custody

After a divorce, sharing custody of the children can be complicated, especially if both parents are working. Shuttling children to and from activities and between homes while holding down a job requires real time management skill and a solid parenting time schedule. If you are in the process of working out a parenting time agreement, …

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Texting Makes Divorce Easier for Kids

Texting has been linked to various negative consequences, including poor grammar, repetitive strain injuries, and car accidents. However, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Family Issues, there is a silver lining to this modern form of communication. Researchers have found that texting makes divorce easier for children because it allows them …

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How to Tell Others You are Getting Divorced

For many divorcing couples, informing others about their decision to end their marriage can be one of the most stressful and painful parts of divorcing. Couples may want to avoid the shock or judgment they fear will result from the news. The following suggestions can help divorcing individuals with the process of telling families and …

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Do Grandparents Have the Right to Seek Court Ordered Visitation With Their Grandchild(ren)?

Often times in family law matters, there is a break down in the relationship between a grandparent and a parent, but the grandparent would still like to maintain their relationship with their grandchild. The State of New Jersey recognizes the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is of value and should be maintained if …

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Why Using the Our Family Wizard Calendar Can Help Co-Parent Better

Raising children with someone you are no longer in a relationship with will require the coordination of multiple schedules, including both parents and the child(ren). Each parent’s schedule likely includes job-related responsibilities, vacations, birthdays, family gatherings, extracurricular activities, etc., and it is expected that each parent will want to include the child(ren) in many, if …

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Nesting Agreements

Nesting agreements are a way to keep children of divorce living in the marital home when their parents have decided to part ways. It works by letting the children live in the home full time while the parents take turns living there with them. Nesting presumes that there is a second space, which could be …

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

Grandparents play a key role in a child’s life. A grandparent can be a trusted source of love, support, wisdom, and guidance. In fact, in some families, grandparents take over for a parent who passes away or is deemed unfit under the law. In New Jersey, grandparents can seek visitation and even child custody of …

Continue Reading…

What are Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in New Jersey?

The United States divorce rate is approximately 2.7 per thousand annually. When the breakdown of a family occurs, whether due to divorce, separation, or the death of a spouse, the subject of custody and child visitation rights becomes a central issue. Sadly, during co-parenting disputes, many grandparents lose the right to see their beloved grandchildren. …

Continue Reading…

Helping Teens Through Divorce

Dealing with their parents’ divorce can be especially hard for children in their teens. With mood swings and detachment already common for this age group, experiencing feelings of insecurity and confusion during this time can worsen the situation. By recognizing the unique needs of teenagers, parents can help support them through the process. Acknowledge Their …

Continue Reading…

Guardian Ad Litem in New Jersey

A guardian ad litem (GAL) is a special representative appointed by the court to act on behalf of another party. It could be for an infant or minor or another person who has been determined to be incapable of making important life decisions as these parties need help protecting their rights in court. The guardian …

Continue Reading…

Work Schedules and Child Custody

After a divorce, sharing custody of the children can be complicated, especially if both parents are working. Shuttling children to and from activities and between homes while holding down a job requires real time management skill and a solid parenting time schedule. If you are in the process of working out a parenting time agreement, …

Continue Reading…

Texting Makes Divorce Easier for Kids

Texting has been linked to various negative consequences, including poor grammar, repetitive strain injuries, and car accidents. However, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Family Issues, there is a silver lining to this modern form of communication. Researchers have found that texting makes divorce easier for children because it allows them …

Continue Reading…

How to Tell Others You are Getting Divorced

For many divorcing couples, informing others about their decision to end their marriage can be one of the most stressful and painful parts of divorcing. Couples may want to avoid the shock or judgment they fear will result from the news. The following suggestions can help divorcing individuals with the process of telling families and …

Continue Reading…

Do Grandparents Have the Right to Seek Court Ordered Visitation With Their Grandchild(ren)?

Often times in family law matters, there is a break down in the relationship between a grandparent and a parent, but the grandparent would still like to maintain their relationship with their grandchild. The State of New Jersey recognizes the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is of value and should be maintained if …

Continue Reading…

Why Using the Our Family Wizard Calendar Can Help Co-Parent Better

Raising children with someone you are no longer in a relationship with will require the coordination of multiple schedules, including both parents and the child(ren). Each parent’s schedule likely includes job-related responsibilities, vacations, birthdays, family gatherings, extracurricular activities, etc., and it is expected that each parent will want to include the child(ren) in many, if …

Continue Reading…

Nesting Agreements

Nesting agreements are a way to keep children of divorce living in the marital home when their parents have decided to part ways. It works by letting the children live in the home full time while the parents take turns living there with them. Nesting presumes that there is a second space, which could be …

Continue Reading…