Impact of Domestic Violence on Children in Short Hills
When someone is accused of family violence, two things can happen. Often, one party will apply for a temporary restraining order against the alleged perpetrator. However, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can also become involved in these types of situations and may investigate the family. Allegations of domestic abuse may also lead to required supervision for the accused person to see their children. The impact of domestic...
What Types of Family Law Cases are the Courts Currently Hearing?
When COVID-19 first began spreading throughout the United States in early 2020, most courts in New Jersey closed and put non-essential legal proceedings on temporary hold. Fortunately, this delay was relatively short-lived. Once courts set up the right infrastructure for virtual hearings, business more or less continued as usual using Zoom and other methods of communication. Now that a full year has passed since the outbreak of COVID-19, courts are...
My Ex is Not Taking Proper COVID Precautions
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every aspect of daily life, both the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey court system have issued guidelines about how to minimize transmission and the associated health risks. Unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons the pandemic has persisted for so long is because some U.S. residents and officials have failed—if not outright refused—to follow these guidelines. If your...
When Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support During COVID
The financial impact of the coronavirus is causing trouble for families across the world. Many people lost their jobs, and others had to cut back on their work to support children who are no longer attending school in person. If your former partner stops paying child support during this time, that unexpected loss of income can create even greater hardship. However, you may have legal options for enforcing the child...
Renegotiating Custody Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Negotiating custody is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce case. Unfortunately, no one anticipated that COVID-19 would create challenges for many of those arrangements. Even parenting schedules that worked well before the pandemic may now become a source of conflict. If your parenting situation is leading to disputes, you may need to consider renegotiating custody due to COVID-19 concerns. These disagreements can escalate and cause serious problems...
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