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What are the best circumstances for joint custody?

New Jersey parents who are in the process of navigating their divorce proceedings will need to consider how they will organize child custody. These days, a lot of parents choose 50-50 custody arrangements in which the children spend half the time with mom and half the time with dad. New Jersey courts also tend to support such arrangements as they are often in the best interests of the child or children concerned.

New Jersey child relocation ruling changes the law

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed approximately 20 years of family law with a groundbreaking decision about the relocation of children by divorced parents. Previously, the law focused on whether the potential move could result in "harm" to the child; and, in order to determine this, the courts assumed that the children would be happier when the parents were happier.

How to navigate back-to-school season as a single parent

Back to school season can be stressful -- especially if you wait until the last minute. Parents are often scrambling to buy school supplies and new clothes so their kids can start the school year off right. There's also the need to organize pickups and drop-offs and how the kids will be cared for until you can get off work.

Your family might benefit from a spendthrift trust

It's common for divorcing parents to choose the co-parenting option for dividing time spent with their kids. Often children will live half the week with one parent and the other half of the week with the other. This can be a beautiful arrangement when done properly, but it can be extraordinarily difficult to organize if your ex is unable to get along with you.

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