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What to Do If Weather Interferes with Your Custody Agreement

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 27, 2017 4:45:00 PM

As the weather grows colder and more unpredictable, threats of low temperatures, icy conditions, or snowstorms can force you to rearrange plans. For divorced parents in New Jersey, severe weather can sometimes cause unexpected issues with parenting time agreements.

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Topics: Family Law

Divorced Parents & Control of Children’s Medical Care

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 17, 2017 3:52:00 PM

Divorced parents still must navigate many decisions about their children together, including making important choices about schooling, negotiating visitation, and other crucial parenting issues. When it comes to making decisions about your child’s health care and medical treatment, what rights do divorced parents have in New Jersey?

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Topics: Family Law

Changing Custody Agreements in New Jersey for School Activities

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 2, 2017 4:15:00 PM

As your children grow older, their activities and interests change. If you’re a divorced parent, you know that this can throw a wrench in your child custody and visitation agreement. Sports practices, community service activities, and educational trips can cut into parenting time and cause parents to feel like they aren’t getting their fair share of time. Do you know what your options are to change these agreements under New Jersey law?

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Topics: Family Law

Help! My Ex Won’t Pay for Our Kids’ Private School

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 12, 2017 4:45:00 PM

As you struggle to make the transition to co-parenting your children after a divorce, you may encounter numerous conflicts, both personal and financial. What happens when one parent wants to send the children to a private school and the other one disagrees?

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Topics: Family Law

Clowning Around Can Lead to NJ Restraining Orders or Criminal Charges

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 17, 2016 1:55:02 PM

Across the nation, pranksters are dressing up like clowns to scare, provoke, or threaten unsuspecting strangers. Authorities have investigated incidents and arrested teenagers and adults in Pohatcong Township (Warren County), Monroe (Gloucester), Sparta and Stillwater (Sussex), Roselle Park (Union), Collingswood and Waterford (Camden), Fair Lawn (Bergen), Deptford and Washington (Gloucester), Parsippany (Morris), Woodstown (Salem), Cinnaminson (Burlington), Monroe and Spotswood (Middlesex), Toms River (Ocean), Bound Brook and North Plainfield (Somerset), and more. 

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Topics: Criminal Defense, Family Law

Can I Collect Retroactive Child Support in New Jersey?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 2, 2016 10:33:00 AM

 

 

If you’ve been separated or going through the process of getting a divorce for a significant period of time, you may have questions about when a non-custodial parent’s child support obligation begins. Are you able to recover “back” child support for any portion of the time you were separated before a child support order is entered?

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Topics: Family Law, Hiring a lawyer

Vacations Influence When Couples File for Divorce

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 2, 2016 6:17:53 PM

How much do seasonal rituals (like an annual summer family vacation) play a role into when a couple decides to file for a divorce in New Jersey and the rest of the United States? More than we thought, according to a new study from the University of Washington. Based on data from November 2001-December 2015 court filings, researchers discovered that divorce rates spike seasonally, particularly in March and August—just after the summer and winter holiday breaks.

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Topics: Family Law

Divorcing? The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Protects You

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Recently the New Jersey Supreme Court concluded that protected “marital status” is not only limited to the state of being single or married. Employers have never been able to hire or fire someone for being married or unmarried, but the court’s ruling stated that “marital status” should be read broadly to include people “in transition.” That includes those who are preparing to get married as well as those who are going through a divorce.

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Topics: Employment Law, Discrimination & Harassment, Family Law

Changes May Extend New Jersey Child Support to Include Tuition

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

 

Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school looms on the horizon. Many New Jersey residents are trying to fit in last minute trips to the beach, time at the pool, and family vacations. But while some families are relaxing at the beach club, parents of college students may be facing the realization that tuition bills and book fees are right around the corner.

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Topics: Family Law, Hiring a lawyer

Sheriffs to Round Up Parents Delinquent on New Jersey Child Support

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Summer is coming to a close, and New Jersey students are heading back to school. For many families with a non-custodial parent who doesn’t pay child support, back-to-school shopping will be tight. New Jersey sheriffs are stepping in to try to get those parents to pay what they owe for their children.

 

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Topics: Family Law, Hiring a lawyer