Emergency Custody Orders
Parents work hard to make sure that their children receive the care and nurturing that they require to grow and thrive.  During a marriage or stable relationship, parents will both work together to work toward this goal.  After a marriage or relationship disintegrates, however, parenting together with a former spouse or partner can be more complicated.  As the relationship between the parents turns sour, so, too, can their co-parenting efforts. ...
Orders for Protection – Who Do They Cover and Child Custody
In the United States, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of domestic violence.  Unfortunately, New Jersey is not free from the very serious problem posed by violence, and the vast majority of victims never even report the violence.  Fortunately, there are resources available for victims, including hotlines and shelters.  One tool that victims of abuse can use is to apply for an order of...
The DCPP Has Accused Me of Inadequate Supervision. What Does That Mean?
Any parent will tell you that parenting is the most difficult job out there.  Every child is different, and each child presents unique personality traits, has different educational abilities, and may have special physical or emotional requirements.  In short, there is no “one size fits all” parenting strategy.  Although parents are usually doing their best, there are times that the New Jersey Department of Children Protection and Permanency will not...
How to Appeal the DCPP’s Decision to Remove Your Children From Your Home
Very few things will strike fear in the heart of a parent faster than the thought of being forcibly separated from their children.  Parents work hard to provide for their children and make sure that they are happy, healthy, and in a stable environment.  The New Jersey Department of Children Protection and Permanency is similarly tasked with making sure that children in the state of New Jersey are safe and...
CPS Nightmare? Here’s How to Get Control of Your Case
If you feel confused, disrespected, and uninformed in your CPS case, you are not alone. Without guidance, many parents can experience a CPS nightmare when their case becomes complicated, or other barriers get in the way of reunification. Fortunately, you can gain control of your case by following these steps. (more…)
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