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Your Resource for New Jersey Family Law News and Information


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.

New Jersey Abuse Case Spotlights Child Custody

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

The process of modifying a court order to deny an abusive parent custody of their child should be straightforward, but it isn't—sometimes with devastating results. In New Jersey, a horrific case of child abuse turned deadly has shaken public faith in the system. The tragedy highlights the difficu...

New Jersey Proposes Public Domestic Violence Registry

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Several recent New Jersey bids to combat domestic violence are working their way through the state legislature—with varying degrees of speed—speaking to just how important the issue has become for state residents and lawmakers. Two of the newest laws currently under consideration have their roots...

Social Media and Custody Cases Don’t Mix

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody cases are an emotional rollercoaster. Determining how rough or smooth the ride goes is totally at the parents' discretion. No one wants to bring unnecessary stress to themselves or their children. Most importantly, no one wants to feel like they've done more damage to the situation ...

Before It’s Too Late: Emergency Custody Requests

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

A New Jersey mother is mourning the loss of her son after he was allegedly beaten to death by his father. The six-year-old was pronounced dead at a New Jersey hospital after the boy's father brought him in with complaints of nausea and shortness of breath. Authorities determined that the cause o...

Doctors and Divorce in NJ: Protecting Your Practice

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

While divorce is challenging for all couples, special issues arise when physicians divorce. In New Jersey, these divorces may involve division of a medical practice, alimony issues, and special considerations concerning disclosure of sensitive information. An MD is Not a Marital Asset In NJ, a...

Custody Considerations for Special Needs Kids

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Following a divorce, custody battles are an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. Every parent wants what's best for their children, but they also want to maximize their own time with their sons and daughters. Because the stakes are so high, this can lead to many tense words and emotion...

Will the Court Drug Test My Ex?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Divorce or separation is hard, especially if you have children. You want the best for your kids, but what if you're concerned that your ex isn't necessarily at their best? Our clients often ask how to ensure their kids are safe with their ex, especially with a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Th...

Protecting Your Kids from Your Ex’s New Flame

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

After a divorce, it can take some time for emotions to settle and for life to get back to normal – and it can take even longer before you feel comfortable bringing a new romantic partner into the mix. Dating after divorce can be even more stressful when kids are involved – and it can be especiall...

The Legal Impact of Parent or Caregiver Drug Use In NJ

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

A recent news story of the overdose of a New Jersey teacher in a middle school classroom highlights the dangers of drug use in the presence of children. After the teacher lost consciousness, children viewed the administration of Narcan and the teacher's resuscitation by paramedics, resulting in c...

Teen Parents and Custody Issues

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

What happens when teen parents fight over custody? It's hard to imagine such a scenario, but teen pregnancies often have this result. When teens have kids, they will face a mountain of difficulties. They're not financially or emotionally prepared to raise a child of their own, and that's generall...

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...

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