Custodial Parenting in New Jersey, What Does it Imply?

December 26, 2022

Find Out What a Custodial Parent Encompasses, Including Its Rights and Obligations The role of everyone in the personal and legal network of a child is to ensure that their best interests are served. When it comes to divorce, the family unit becomes separated, and the Superior Court as well as the divorcing spouses must do what they can to ensure that the child will maintain socioemotional well-being through a balanced and healthy relationship with both parent unless it is […]

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Is Using Cannabis a Factor in Custody Decisions in NJ?

December 5, 2022

Know Your Rights When It Comes to Cannabis Use/Possession, Child Custody, and Parenting Time Child custody disputes almost always involve charged emotions and strong opinions about the other parent’s abilities to parent effectively. If you or your child’s other parent use cannabis in New Jersey and are involved in a custody challenge or dispute over parenting time, you might wonder what impact, if any, cannabis use can have on the court’s decisions in these cases. Here, our experienced custody and […]

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How Child Custody Works when the Custodial Parent Dies in NJ

November 13, 2022

Alternatives After the Passing of the Custodial Parent in New Jersey The Decisions of the Non-Custodial Parent, Surviving Relatives, or Third Parties Should Focus on the Best Interest of the Child New Jersey custodial arrangements are carefully configured to ensure that a child’s best interests are met. A custodial arrangement includes who has the legal right to make decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, such as regarding their medical care, their religious upbringing, and choices regarding education. In many cases, both parents […]

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Protect Your Parental Rights in Assisted Reproduction in New Jersey

July 29, 2022

The use of  assisted reproductive technology has expanded over the years, generating questions about parental rights among couples. Sometimes, couples want to have children but cannot conceive on their own. Fortunately, technological advances have made it possible to conceive through surrogates. If you or someone close to you is considering assisted reproduction, you will want to be aware of your options and the legal details they each entail, discussed more thoroughly below. Contact the Montanari Law Group if you would […]

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Distinguishing Child Abuse from Neglect in New Jersey

July 19, 2022

Frequently Confused, Child Abuse and Neglect are Not the Same in NJ The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) sets a high standard for the well-being, health, and welfare of all minors in the State. Child abuse and neglect are both considered serious actions, but they are fundamentally different in their definitions and key considerations according to the law. While both are addressed in N.J.S.A. 9:6-1 there are distinct actions, situations, and outcomes that constitute child abuse or child neglect […]

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