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A decision that permits a minor child to assume the mother’s maiden surname may only be reached after the court has ensured there has been compliance with the requisite procedural requirements for seeking such relief and affording the opposing party a full opportunity to challenge the allegations supporting the application

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September 16, 2013 at 8:12 am

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Guardianship proceedings are civil in nature and therefore the requirements of due process do not confer a constitutional right of confrontation or mandate a parent’s presence at the trial

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March 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

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The New Jersey Legislature has recognized that biology is not always controlling in the area of parentage and has created statutory exceptions to the presumption that the biological father has parental rights in the area of artificial insemination

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February 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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The parental rights of a parent can only be terminated by consent when accompanied by the adoption of the child by another

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February 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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Parents do not cede their rights as a parent by taking advantage of the assistance of relatives

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January 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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An infertile man is the father of a child born to his artificially inseminated wife; however, the infertile wife is not the legal mother of her husband’s biological child born to a gestational carrier

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November 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

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Two parents are better than one, even if one parent falls far below the ideal

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May 14, 2012 at 6:50 am

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A parent is entitled to a reasonable opportunity to conduct discovery of a court-appointed expert

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January 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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Where the Division initiates an action to terminate parental rights, it is required to prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that termination is in the best interests of the child

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November 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

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The psychological parent

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November 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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