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Residential Custody awarded to 3 parents in New Jersey Court Ruling

A New Jersey family court judge recently awarded residential custody  to three people—the biological father( Darren), his same-sex spouse( Sam), and the biological mother ( Kitty). After 19 days of trial, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Wauters issued a 67 page decision addressing a unique custody setting involving three people who believed that they were […]

What Not to Do in a Custody Battle in the New Jersey Family Court

Unfortunately, it happens. Sometimes parents are unable to agree upon where their children should primarily reside (or which parent their children should live with) when they have separated or have filed for divorce. Sometimes, both sides feel that their children should primarily reside with themselves and that they are the “better” parent. When there is […]

Issuance of a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order under New Jersey Law

Under NJ family law, the issuance of a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order does not require physical violence nor even the threat of physical violence. In NJ, there are 14 separate criminal type actions that can give rise to the filing of a domestic violence complaint. Of those 14 actions, “Harassment” is the most commonly […]