Identifying Unfit Parents in New Jersey

April 29, 2022

Trustworthy Family Lawyers Discussing What Makes an Unfit Parent in Clifton, Wayne, Woodland Park, and Passaic County, NJ It is said that parenting is the hardest job on earth because our children don’t come with an instruction manual. Every child is different and therefore their individual needs are different.  If you add a divorce into the mix, you have the perfect storm ripe and ready for the possibility of someone becoming an unfit parent.  No one chooses to be an […]

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Parallel Parenting Plan: The Key to Avoid Conflict

April 14, 2022

Working Around Parental Conflicts through a Parallel Parenting Plan in Passaic County, New Jersey. The stressful effects of a divorce take their toll on everyone involved, from the divorcing spouses to the involved children. Even the most amicable divorces create emotional, mental, financial, and even physical stress. When a couple is divorcing within a high-conflict atmosphere, however, the adverse effects can be through the roof. When it comes to divorcing with children, some divorcees have found that parallel parenting is […]

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How Can Parental Rights Be Terminated in New Jersey?

February 27, 2022

Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) is a controversial and painful issue for many families. Parental rights encompass the education, religion, and medical choices made for their children. Parents have the right to decide with whom their children will associate and what activities they will participate in. In New Jersey, there are conditions under which parental rights can be terminated, such as when children are endangered either by their parents or the environment they live in. A child’s right to be […]

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Dodd Removal Guidelines in New Jersey

January 28, 2022

Division of Child Protection and Permanency Emergency Removals of Children and the Hearing Process The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the governmental agency that safeguards the well-being of children. To protect them, DCPP will sometimes place them with another caregiver (sometimes a relative) or with a foster family until the situation can be investigated and the safest option can be determined. The agency receives complaints and allegations of possible child abuse through the Child Abuse Hotline. Allegations […]

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Key Information to Keep in Mind When Establishing Paternity in NJ

January 7, 2022

Establishing paternity in New Jersey begins the path that further determines a child’s parental relationships and benefits. Parents are legally responsible for the health and welfare of their children whether or not they are in a relationship together. By demonstrating or refuting paternity, the courts can thereby determine who will be obligated to see to their care and education. Determining paternity is a process that can be complicated when the child’s father refuses to accept responsibility. It is best to […]

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