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Steps to take to obtain full custody of a child

There is a perception that mothers have better odds of obtaining custody of children in a divorce. However, fathers in New Jersey have the right to seek and obtain custody of their children as well. Those who are seeking custody may benefit from keeping good records related to how much time and money they spent to support the child.

Collaboration helps reduce divorce acrimony

New Jersey parents headed for a marital breakup can avoid ugly courtroom battles if both parties are properly motivated and make use of available resources. In the wake of divorce, it can be tempting to seek revenge through the litigation process, but doing so puts child welfare at risk. Making the best of a painful situation often requires finding workable solutions that put children in the best position to prosper.

Leaving a violent marriage

Domestic violence is a common cause of divorce. To be granted a divorce in New Jersey, the spouse who filed for divorce must state a reason he or she is asking for the divorce. Examples of grounds for divorce include extreme cruelty, desertion, adultery and irreconcilable differences. A no-fault divorce may be granted if the parties have been separated for 18 consecutive months, and there is no chance for reconciliation.

What to consider in a child custody case

There are many questions that a New Jersey resident may need to consider when creating a child custody plan. In some cases, it is possible for both parents to share either joint or legal custody. It may also be possible to share both legal and physical custody. However, if one parent is not capable or willing to provide for the child, it might be best for the other to seek sole custody instead.

Making consistent rules after a divorce

When New Jersey parents of young children are getting divorced, they may be focused on many different things. They may need to worry about property division, spousal and child support, child custody, and parenting time. An important part of the child custody portion of a divorce is making certain that the children's best interests are protected. One way to do this is to agree on consistent rules that both parents will implement in their respective homes.

The benefits of shared parenting

Shared parenting may be a concept that not a lot of New Jersey residents are familiar with. This is because in 80 percent of child custody cases, the mother is awarded physical custody of the child. This can hurt her chances of advancing in the workplace. It may also have negative consequences for both the father and the child.

New standard for relocating kids after divorce

Raising kids after a divorce is often more challenging for both parents, and this is especially true when parents disagree about something major like where a child should live. A ruling from the Supreme Court of New Jersey will influence what happens when the custodial parent wants to move away from the state.

Blac Chyna vows to co-parent after Kardashian's Twitter tirade

New Jersey residents who follow the Kardashian family may be interested to learn that Blac Chyna, the model who has an 8-month-old baby with Rob Kardashian, was granted a restraining order on July 11. She had filed for the restraining order after Kardashian attacked her in a Twitter tirade that involved posting graphic content, nude photos and accusations regarding drugs and alcohol.

Custody arrangements for undocumented workers

The American-born children of undocumented workers in New Jersey and around the country are automatically granted American citizenship, but this is not enough to stop the immigration authorities from initiating deportation proceedings against their parents. President Trump has been highly critical of the nation's border control policies and has vowed to clamp down on illegal immigration, and this has prompted some undocumented workers to put contingency plans in place to take care of their American-born children should they no longer be able to.