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June 2017 Archives

Child custody woes for Richard Williams, father of Venus and Sere

Virtually anyone in New Jersey who follows tennis knows the names of superstar sisters Venus and Serena Williams. The pair of powerhouse players have been credited with changing the face of the game, and their father, Richard Williams, is credited for pushing his daughters to push themselves. Richard Williams is now facing his own struggles as he moves through a child custody dispute with his soon-to-be-ex, Lakeisha Williams.

Huma Abedin delays divorce, child custody hearing

Few New Jersey readers are unaware of the trials and tribulations that Huma Abedin, close aide of Hillary Clinton, has gone through in recent years. Faced with multiple instances of bad behavior and even illegal acts on the part of her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Abedin has stood by her husband throughout. Now that Weiner has been charged with and pleaded guilty to sending sexually charged messages to a teenage girl, Abedin seems to have finally had enough. She has filed for divorce, and is gearing up for a child custody battle with her soon-to-be ex.

Same-sex parents still face various child custody challenges

When the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark ruling on same-sex marriage in 2015, many people felt that the time was finally right to create the families that they had anticipated for many years. In New Jersey and across the nation, couples took their vows, and many went on to add to their families through adoption or artificial insemination. Unfortunately, many of those families have not been afforded the same rights as heterosexual families, and continue to struggle with child custody matters that are directly tied to their status as same-sex partners.

Commercial truck crashes in New Jersey are common and devastating

Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying experience. When the other vehicle is a massive commercial truck, like a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler, it can be even worse. The potential for serious injuries and even fatalities increases when an accident involves a huge and heavy vehicle. Truck drivers are much less likely to sustain injuries in these accidents than the people in the smaller vehicles. No matter how safely you drive your own vehicle, you simply can't control how other people behave behind the wheel. A truck driver's mistake could end up costing you a lot.

Research shows benefits from strong relationship with children

When a New Jersey family goes through a divorce, things can be tumultuous for a period of time. Parents can have an especially challenging time as they move through the process of negotiating a child custody structure. No loving parent wants to lose time with his or her child, and that concern often forms the basis of contention between parents. A growing body of research supports the idea that shared custody is the best way to preserve a strong parental relationship with children. That outcome is good for kids, and is also beneficial to both parents.

Bouncing back financially after a New Jersey divorce

For many New Jersey spouses, concerns about finances are a primary source of stress during the end of a marriage. It is difficult to predict the future, and hard to know how easy it will be to make ends meet once the divorce has been made final. Planning is key, but it is also necessary to have a plan for the unforeseeable. That means being ready to make serious financial changes to create a foundation for future stability.