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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on New Jersey Family Law, related topics, and family matters in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your New Jersey Family Law case.

Co-parenting and COVID

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Learning how to co-parent successfully during a pandemic is unquestionably challenging. A new Washington Post profile of different East Coast families who share co-parenting duties reports that most of them agree that the two biggest challenges in custody arrangements are: facing uncertainty when...

When Illness or Injury Affects a Marriage

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many different factors may play into the unraveling of a marriage, not the least of which is the physical health of one or more of the partners. We don't generally like to think of illness or injury as being a deciding factor in divorce; after all, the marriage vows include the phrase, “In sickne...

Divorce and the Combative Spouse

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey has one of the lowest rates of divorce in the country. People in New Jersey tend to marry later and have higher education rates—both factors that lead to more successful marriages. About 9-10% of adults in New Jersey are divorced, making divorce rea...

Custody and COVID-19 in New Jersey

Posted by Joseph Lento | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused countless disruptions in the daily lives of many people, but for parents who share custody of their children, there may also be additional issues. In some instances, parents have refused to send their children to the other parent, citing concerns over coronavirus ...

Pandemic Complicates NJ Family Law

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Life during a pandemic is anxiety-inducing for everyone. For parents trying to balance work, school closures, and social distancing, life is stressful. But parents navigating custody agreements and visitations during quarantine may face what seems like an impossible task. It's the rare custody ag...

Long-Distance Custody Plans

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the economy in shatters because of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many New Jersey families are having to adjust their routines, schedules, and priorities. Some divorced couples may even be dealing with the fact that one or both parents have lost their job or have had to accept a tra...

Modifying Child Support After Losing Employment

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coronavirus has led to 38 states to put stay-at-home mandates in place, which means restaurants, bars, fitness centers, theaters, and many more businesses have had to close their doors. Employers are having to cut or furlough staff during this pandemic. And the economic prognosis is bleak: for t...

Domestic Violence During Coronavirus

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the time of this writing, New Jersey and 31 other states have all moved to a “lockdown” mode, meaning people are to stay at home as much as possible in an attempt to flatten the curve of the coronavirus spreading across the country. It is estimated that there are some 245 million Americans (th...

How Will Coronavirus Affect New Jersey Child Custody?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a matter of days, the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) changed the landscape of America as we know it. Multiple states, including New Jersey, have issued shelter-in-place mandates, meaning all residents are to stay at home and can only go out for essential errands, such as grocery sh...

Working With a Parenting Coordinator

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Raising a child calls for parents to make numerous decisions on a daily basis. For both parents to come to a consensus is difficult enough in an intact family. After divorce, when most parents are the least amicable, deciding what's best for your child as a unit can feel like an impossible task. ...

Children Testifying in Child Custody Cases

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A huge dilemma that both family law attorneys and parents face in custody cases is whether a child should testify in custody proceedings. Some parents long to protect their child from the court process regardless of the circumstances, while others want their child's voice to be heard - particular...

Tips To Help You Successfully Co-Parent

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Life after a divorce or separation can be complicated. When you throw children into the equation, emotions are high and the stakes are even higher. In most situations, parents in New Jersey are responsible for working out a co-parenting plan. Developing a plan is an uphill battle for parents in g...

The Era of Shared Parenting Time

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody courts have garnered quite the reputation over time. Whether the outcomes of custody cases detriment or benefit separating and divorcing families overall depends on who you ask. For years, disgruntled fathers have aired their grievances about the court system, and have even gone as ...

Co-Parenting While Long-Distance

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

To create a parenting plan in which both parents can reach an agreement is a great feat within itself. But when parents live hundreds or thousands of miles apart - whether it be in different areas of the U.S. or across the globe - things can get much more complicated. The good news is that there ...

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