Category: Child

Deciding whether to conduct a plenary hearing

Parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent

Courts should conduct a best interests analysis in all contested relocation disputes in which the parents share legal custody

New Jersey’s Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

In considering jurisdiction under New Jersey’s Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the court performs a three-stage analysis

The best interest of the child standard should govern the court’s decision to change a sixteen-year-old transgender child’s name

A child’s attendance in postsecondary education may be a basis to delay emancipation and continue support

The child support lien

In determining custody, the court shall consider the preference of the child when of sufficient age and capacity to reason so as to form an intelligent decision

Parents who attend organized youth sporting events have an inherent obligation and responsibility to act in a manner which is consistent with the goals of developing respect, tolerance, camaraderie, and discipline in children