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Upon entry of an final restraining order (FRO), pursuant to the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, a trial judge may issue an order awarding temporary custody of a minor child

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Domestic-violence

A parent seeking to show that he or she has affirmatively assumed the duties of being a parent’ need only demonstrate the establishment and maintenance of a place of importance in the child’s life

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Adoption Issues, Child, Child-custody, Loss of Parental Rights, Psychological parent

The policy in our State is not to remove children from less capable parents for the purpose of placing them with more capable parents, those with more economic resources, nor those who are better educated

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Adoption Issues, Child-custody, Loss of Parental Rights, Parental Rights

The possibility of serious psychological harm to a child transcends all other considerations

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Adoption Issues, Child, Child Abuse, Child Relocation, Child-custody, Psychological parent

The determination to decline jurisdiction in favor of another state, pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, requires a consideration of whether the court of another State is in a better position to make the custody determination, taking into consideration the relative circumstances of the parties

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Jurisdiction of the Court, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

A party seeking to modify custody must demonstrate changed circumstances that affect the welfare of the children

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody

Ordinarily, the opinion of the trial judge in child custody matters is given great weight on appeal

Posted in *All Posts, Appeal, Child-custody

A court order which limits the amount of contact and exposure which a divorcing parent may permit a child to have with the parent’s new girlfriend or boyfriend

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-visitation, Cohabitation, Coparenting, Divorce, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

Support orders, including those addressing the care, custody, education and maintenance of the children define only the present obligations of the former spouses; those duties are always subject to review and modification on a showing of changed circumstances

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Child-custody, Child-support-modification, Divorce, Modification of Alimony, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

When custody issues become intertwined with child-protection actions

Posted in *All Posts, Child Abuse, Child-custody

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