The Eagles Finally Won the Super Bowl, But Should Your Child Play Football and What If Parents Don’t See Eye to Eye on the Issue?

I was recently reading The New York Times and came across an article, “Football’s Brain Injury Crisis Lands in Family Court,” that got me thinking about the issue of joint legal custody, children’s activities, and what happens when parents don’t agree. In Pennsylvania, both parents generally share legal custody of their children. “Legal custody” is… 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