I have been dating someone for 18 months. 6 months into our relationship, his soon to be ex-wife, (who had met me and approved of me spending time with her kids and has full custody of them) decided she wanted to be with him again and stopped allowing the visitations she had previously allowed and... Read more »
You are not going to like my answer. This is an issue between your boyfriend and his wife as part of their divorce. I have no idea why the wife has decided that she does not want you to be with their children at this point in time but your boyfriend has the right to oppose same and to ask the court...Read more »
My ex husband sold his house and is leaving the country am I able to fight for full custody/parenting rights of her until she is 18? According to our court papers he is supposed to take her evey wednesday night (over night) and hasn't done that in 3 years, hes missed other days of taking her,... Read more »
Although you cannot terminate his parental rights, you can retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to make a motion to make you the primary custodial parent with full decision making authority and seek to have restraints on her leaving the country absent your consent.
I am divorced and the primary custodial parent and my ex has visitation. Our son is 13 years old. I am remarried and we would like to move out of state in a couple of years. My son would also like to. If my ex doesn’t consent, at what age would my son be able to express in the courts his desire?... Read more »
The law in New Jersey has changed concerning relocation as a result of a recent NJ Supreme Court decision called Bisbing v. Bisbing, which now requires the same legal standard to be applied to a relocation request as applied to virtually all other claims involving children – the “best...Read more »
I live in NJ and have been divorced for 5 years. We had split custody of the children and the child support/alimony was for 10 yrs. My children are going to be 21 and 19 yrs old in the next 2 months. They both work and go to college. My ex makes a really good salary, I am living pay check to pay... Read more »
The first and most important question is what state entered the judgement of divorce ( if not NJ) and what does the agreement say as to jurisdiction for addressing financial issues outstanding between the 2 of you concerning child support. Presuming you were divorced in NJ and presuming both...Read more »
He frequently yells at me in front of kids, to point they do not listen to me. He has been using behind my back. We are supposed to be moving to va and buying a house. He says he won't stop until move is done, and turns it around on me for being upset. He has taken my car years ago, and all i... Read more »
My sons father has intermittent parenting time with his son due to his own accord. We have a court order for every other weekend Friday to Sunday but he has missed two months of visitation this year so far and last year he did not have overnight visitations for a year. He does not have stable... Read more »
DO NOT WAIT ANY FURTHER! Contact the court immediately ( responding to whomever sent you the notification) telling them that you have not received any of his paperwork and therefore cannot respond to his claims. Send a copy of that submission to the probation officer in charge of your account and...Read more »
We havent filed a divorce but she wants to bring my son to her no place that i dont even know where is it.Can i able to tell her not to bring my son until she filed a divorce at custody of our son?thanks
Schedule a consultation with a certified matrimonial ( divorce) trial lawyer before you agree to anything. This is too important an issue to simply agree upon without understanding the legal significance of your actions. Too often, we family law specialists hear stories about someone getting bad...Read more »
My girlfriend got divorced in Iowa in 2016, now resident in MO with her 2 kids. Her ex (lives in Iowa) has a history of robbery, assaults and drug use. He is also way behind in child support payment now reaching 5 digits but gave pocket money back in December and January. He's been found in... Read more »
Based on the information provided, New Jersey does not have jurisdiction over the issue raised by you and therefore any NJ family law attorney answering this question would be speculating. You need to address the question to a family law attorney in Iowa.
There is case law in NJ addressing a custodial parents plan to change a child's last name - translated, its not that simple if your ex is opposed to it. My suggestion is that you meet with a family law attorney to learn what is permissible and what will result in litigation between you and...Read more »
I'm in a not so healthy relationship, my fiance is currently using drugs (denies it but I know he is I've been with him for 4 years). We have a 2yo together and one due 12/4.. i also have 2 daughters from previous relat.... i already feel like a single mom and have given him an ultimatum... Read more »
Presuming that you leave him a detailed letter, letting him know exactly why you have left and that you are not seeking to prevent him from continuing a parenting relationship with his child / children and that you will cooperate with his efforts to see and be with his child / children AND...Read more »
If you feel that your ex is not complying with the terms of your agreement or court order regarding custody of your children, then my suggestion is that you meet with a family law attorney to review the agreement / order terms and decide whether you want the lawyer to write a letter to your ex or...Read more »
The state of NJ began its lock down in or about the 2nd week of March ( or about 5 1/2 months ago). In the later part of March / early April, there were many people who sought legal advice / filed emergency applications with the court as a result of their former partners actions regarding parenting...Read more »
Family court . I gave custody of my child to family because I went through a stage o depression now I’m back and my family are willing to give me my custody back but we filed for that in Poughkeepsie NY is it possible for me to sign petition for custody back in NJ where I reside or would I have... Read more »
Believe it or not, there is a law applicable to your inquiry called the Uniform, Child Custody & Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, applicable throughout the country, which states that the state that entered the initial order for custody of the child, retains exclusive and continuing...Read more »
At 17, you have the right to sit down with your parents and discuss where you want to live and why. A parent of guardian may not be happy with your decision but they are gong to be hard pressed to stop you..... but that does not mean that their feelings will not be hurt. Be respectful and...Read more »
It’s not the first time it’s happened she did it back in 2019 I lost job I pay child support my son in daycare from 8 to 530 and I take him the weekends every week when I got off on Friday she wanted to take a overnight job and she wanted me to keep my son sun until thrusday and still pay... Read more »
Thank you for your question. This situation must be very stressful for you. The short answer is that you need to file a motion to modify the prior order to give you custody and adjust child support accordingly. That being said, your case has a lot of moving parts, so you should consult with an...Read more »
I do not practice NJ law and this should be posted in the NJ section unless the order of support is a NY order. If the order is a NY order, you cannot ask for a DNA test as there is already an order and you were found to be the father. Even if there was no order, the fact that you have identified...Read more »
The short answer is no, but by age 14, the court is to give deference to the wishes of a mature 14 year old. Translated, while the decision where a 14 year old should live still rests with the court, as long as the child shows maturity and an understanding of the decision making process, most...Read more »
I live in Arizona and my son and his father are in New Jersey I’m engaged to another man and recently found out I’m pregnant after our last court date I overheard my husbands lawyer saying to him “let’s hope she doesn’t get pregnant” so before I tell anyone I want to know how it could... Read more »
The best advice I can give you is to schedule a consultation with this office to discuss the legal and factual issues outstanding in your application for a change in the custody plan currently in place and currently before the NJ family court. Its impossible for any lawyer to tell you whether...Read more »
From the information you have provided, 4 years ago, there was an application filed with the court system to take physical custody of the children from you based on claims of abuse or neglect. You were given notice of and the details of the claims made against you and you failed to appear for that...Read more »
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