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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.

Custody Pro Se: Should I Represent Myself?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

When parents split up, a child custody agreement becomes necessary. Even in the most amicable breakups, reaching a fair arrangement can be complicated, especially if you are unfamiliar with the court system and processes required to establish a child custody agreement. Most parents hire a child c...

How To Get a New Jersey Criminal No-Contact Order

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

When someone is a victim of domestic violence–whether it be stalking, threats of physical harm, or physical violence (including sexual assault)–it's natural for them to fear for their well-being. They may wonder whether the perpetrator will strike again. This is just as true for victims of crimin...

FAQ About Dating Violence in New Jersey

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

When some people hear the words “domestic violence,” they think only of abuse occurring between a married or cohabitating couple. But persons in a dating, non-cohabitating relationship who are abused by their partners are also victims entitled to protection under New Jersey's domestic violence la...

Custody Arrangements in New Jersey: What’s Common?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

There's no easy way of going through a split with your spouse or partner. The process is often even more difficult and emotional when minor children are involved. If you're going through a separation or divorce and are trying to learn everything you can about custody in New Jersey, you should kno...

Custody Arrangements in New Jersey: What’s Uncommon?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Navigating child custody laws in New Jersey is no easy task. Not only can the laws be confusing and intimidating, but often, those trying to move through the process are already under extreme emotional stress. No one wants to battle the other parent of their child for custody, but ultimately, tho...

Hitting Your Child: Discipline or Abuse?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every New Jersey parent has a different approach to disciplining their child. Although it's taboo to give unsolicited parenting advice these days, parents need to know about one very important line they shouldn't cross. That line is the threshold that marks where child discipline ends, and where ...

Can I Get A Restraining Order Against My Roommate?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Nov 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

In today's high-priced housing market, where even studio apartments can be ridiculously expensive, it's common for people to seek out roommates to share housing costs. But what if your roommate turns out to be not so nice? What if they turn nasty and begin threatening you–or even become physicall...

What is an Extreme Risk Protective Order in New Jersey?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Oct 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court order that prohibits individuals who pose a risk to themselves or others from possessing, purchasing, or owning a gun or other firearm. In New Jersey, ERPOs function as the state's “red flag” law. The law's intent is to protect the public from in...

Key Insights From Heard/Depp Trial

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you logged onto the internet during the spring of 2022, chances are you're somewhat familiar with the defamation case filed by actor Johnny Depp against his former spouse, actress Amber Heard. It's no surprise that a trial between two high-profile celebrities made national headlines, but the n...

Are Restraining Orders on the Public Record?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're dealing with a restraining order in New Jersey, you probably have some questions about what effect it will have on your life. Whether you are the one who filed for the restraining order or the one who the order was filed against, it's changed the way that you go about your daily life. O...

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