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Blog Category: Family Law

Do Grandparents Have a Right to Visit with Grandchildren?

Aug 3, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In New Jersey, barring certain criteria set forth below, grandparents do not have a right to visit with their grandchildren. Rather, visitation rests within the sole discretion of the parents, who are...

How to Prepare for a Consultation With a Family Law Attorney

Jul 11, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

A comprehensive consultation with an attorney relating to divorce, custody, support, or other family law matters should be substantive and detailed in order to provide you with the best possible...

Update: COVID Vaccines for Children In Cases Where the Parents Disagree

Jul 8, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In this ongoing and ever-evolving area of the law, a trial court decision from Morris County, New Jersey was released on June 24, 2022, in which the mother (the parties were not married; a...

Divorce In a Recession

Jun 13, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The last few years have been particularly challenging for most of us; the global pandemic has challenged our relationships, finances, and overall health.  Now, as we hopefully rebound from those...

Recent Updates in NJ Family Law

May 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

It is important to keep abreast of the new issues and decisions that affect family law in the state of New Jersey on an almost daily basis.  The following three recent updates are noteworthy and...

What is UIFSA, and How Does One Assert Jurisdiction Over a Nonresident for Paternity Testing?

Apr 13, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) is a federal statute that provides uniform guidance to judges reviewing applications to modify or enforce child or spousal support orders originally...

Can I Be Forced to Sell My Home to Satisfy a Divorce Agreement?

Mar 7, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The recently unpublished case of W.S.H v. V.L.P. answers that question, affirmatively.  In the post-judgment (post-divorce) matter, the trial court ordered the ex-wife to sell her beach vacation home...

How Common Themes in Religion and Philosophy Can Help Us Through Divorce and Our Everyday Lives

Feb 23, 2022 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Although I am not an expert in either philosophy or religion, with my limited knowledge I have noticed common themes among the schools of thought.  Some of these common themes among philosophies and...

Update: Divorced Parents’ Obligation to Pay for College in New Jersey

Feb 2, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Throughout the years, we have addressed the issue of required college contributions by divorced parents in multiple blogs, including:   In 2015, Can Court Order Divorced Parent to Pay Child’s...

Three Recent Updates in Family Law

Jan 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Each day, new court decisions are released to the public.  These can be from the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, or sometimes even the trial courts.  Some of these decisions are...