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Knowing child custody laws before heading to court

There is nothing more important than the welfare of children. When New Jersey parents decide to divorce one of the major issues on the table is child custody. The ideal situation would be that the parents agree to all the particulars regarding their children, but that's not always what happens. In any case, there are a number of earmarks family courts in the state use to determine child custody.

What happens to a parent who violates a custody order?

Custody orders are in place to protect children and parental rights. They dictate with whom a child will live, whether a parent will have visitation, and who can make legal decisions for a child. They are legal orders with which parents must comply. 

Can we modify child custody orders?

Adjusting to a custody and visitation plan can be a challenge for any New Jersey parent. But over time, it gets easier. The exchanges are more predictable; the acute negative feelings parents may have toward each other may subside; a child can settle into a new normal.

Single-parent households: an increasing reality in American life

The United States is unquestionably different from other nations spanning the globe in myriad ways. The country’s racial and ethnic diversity is pronounced. Political views range broadly across a seemingly endless spectrum. The U.S. commands the world’s largest economy and is comparatively blessed with an abundance of natural resources unrivaled anywhere else.

Some relevant research cited in near wake of Father’s Day

Last Sunday spelled the yearly shout out to dads from kids in New Jersey and across the country. The annual rite of Father’s Day has once again left many millions of American fathers with a new stockpile of belts, neckties, underwear and cordless drills.

Drug epidemic propels grandparents forward as primary caregivers

New Jersey grandparents do not automatically command visitation rights concerning their grandchildren. That determination is customarily under the control of parents. Moms and dads are granted wide decision-making powers under relevant state laws.

A sometimes key family law issue: grandparents’ role re the kids

We prominently stress on our New Jersey website at The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh what we perceive to be a fundamentally important task for a proven family law advocate. That is the careful balancing of roles, accomplished by an experienced attorney simultaneously “asserting parental rights and protecting the best interests of children.”