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The procedure to be followed when considering an application for predicate “special immigrant juvenile” status findings

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Immigration

A motion to dismiss a Family Part complaint on the ground that it fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Child-custody, Child-support, Child-visitation, Dismiss For Failure To State A Claim, Divorce, Grandparent Visitation

Contact authorized by an order of the Family Part in a child abuse/neglect case

Posted in *All Posts, Child, Child Abuse, Child-custody, Child-visitation, Criminal, Parental Rights

Is a third party a child’s psychological parent?

Posted in *All Posts, Child, Psychological parent

Whenever a challenge to the court’s ability to exercise subject matter jurisdiction in a custody matter is presented, a Family Part judge must scrutinize the facts and make specific findings supporting the court’s assumption or rejection of subject matter jurisdiction

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

A Family Part judge has the authority to determine that the child’s best interests are served by his continued placement with a relative not licensed as a resource family parent; however, a Family Part judge does not have the authority to compel the Division of Child Protection and Permanency to pay financial assistance to a relative not licensed as a resource family parent

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Child, Child-custody, Child-support, Jurisdiction of the Court

Establishing psychological parenthood is not an easy task

Posted in *All Posts, Child, Psychological parent

Psychological parents

Posted in *All Posts, Psychological parent

While a parent may have had mental health issues that required supervised visits with his child, this does not equate to competent evidence that he is totally and permanently disabled and cannot work

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-support, Child-support-modification, Child-visitation, Disability

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

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