Paternal Rights vs. Parental Rights in New Jersey

May 29, 2024

“Parental Rights” and “Paternal Rights” Might Sound Alike, But They Are Different! This Guide Will Clarify the Meaning of Each Term and the Crucial Differences If you’re navigating a child custody issue, you may have come across the terms “paternal rights” and “parental rights” and wondered what the difference is between these rights. Simply put, paternal rights are a type of parental right that specifically refer to those possessed by a father. In New Jersey, fathers and mothers have equal […]

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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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How To Adopt Step Children In New Jersey
Posted in: Adoption Family Law

Adopting Step Children In New Jersey

December 20, 2020

Know your rights and the rights of your blended family during the adoption process Blending your families can be an exciting experience but complicated by the many legal rules surrounding stepparent adoption in New Jersey. Being knowledgeable about your rights is important, but many people are not aware that the most common type of adoption within New Jersey is that of a stepparent adopting a stepchild. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the easier it will be to understand […]

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