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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.

Child Custody Hearings: What to Wear and How to Prepare

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Although we've all heard the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover,” it seems that our human instincts can't help but form opinions based on first impressions. When dressing for an upcoming child custody hearing, you should aim to make the best possible impression on the court. Proper dress wi...

Why You Shouldn't Overshare in Your New Jersey Divorce

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

Going through a divorce is an emotional experience, even when you know it's the right thing to do. When we experience intense emotions, whether fear, anger, hurt, joy, or relief, we naturally want to share them with family and friends. However, there is such a thing as oversharing–and it can nega...

Tips for Keeping Calm With Kids During Summer Vacation

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Parent-child tensions can notably increase during summer when the kids are home all day and parents are busy juggling their responsibilities. Sometimes these tensions can result in behavior you're not proud of, including behaving aggressively with your beloved child. If a mandated reporter or con...

Restraining Orders and Pets

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

They don't call them “fur babies” for nothing. Today, many consider their dogs, cats, and other pets to be cherished parts of the family. Sociological research shows that human-animal interactions in the home are important. And thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, not only do more American household...

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...

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