Are Stimulus Payments and PPP Loans Income for Support Purposes?

With the pandemic, a new source of revenue has been found for parents and businesses. Each stimulus package passed by Congress has come with stimulus payments made to individuals making less than a certain threshold, with payments not only for the parent but also for any qualifying child. Similarly, businesses have been permitted to borrow funds in… Read More

Who’s Your Parent?: Defining Parentage in a World of Changing Family Structures

The concept of “family” is ever changing and developing. As family structures broaden, the people who care for and raise children extend more and more beyond just biological parents. Grandparents, same-sex parents, step-parents, and many others are developing strong parental bonds with children and fighting to maintain those bonds through the courts.  The first step for… Read More

New Relocation Law: The Dramatic Change for New Jersey Family Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court stated in its opinion, Bisbing v. Bisbing, 2017 WL 3392717, that there is no longer a presumption that a parent of primary residence (otherwise known as the “primary custodial parent”) can relocate with the children to another jurisdiction over the objection of the other parent. Read More

NJ Supreme Court Establishes Right to Counsel for Indigent Birth Parents in Disputed Adoptions

In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the N.J. Supreme Court unanimously determined that indigent parents who face termination of parental rights in a contested private adoption proceeding are entitled to counsel under the due process guarantee of the New Jersey Constitution. Read More