The state of New Jersey is considering a bill that might ease the pressure parents who use marijuana may face. Though New Jersey currently has a statewide medical marijuana program, there is still a lot of red tape. The method of consumption, amount allowed and qualifying conditions are all regulated. For parents who may feel marijuana helps them, but have not yet qualified for a medical card to use the marijuana, loss of child custody is a major concern.
New Jersey families may be preparing for the holiday season, gearing up for the annual flurry of gift shopping, family get-togethers, travel and excitement. Sadly, many children in the state have no permanent place to call home and no family to spend time with during the holiday season. At this time of year, it is easy to forget the growing need for adoption.
The state of New Jersey takes child support orders very seriously, recognizing that it is important for children in the Garden State to have access to the financial support to which they are entitled by law. Though often overlooked when people think of serious crime, non-payment of child support is a serious offense. A recent effort by police focuses on child support enforcement.
New Jersey residents may have a lot to look forward to this month. The holiday season is beginning, and many people can hardly wait to spend time with friends and family. In addition to traditional festivities that return each year at this time, people should be made aware that November is also National Adoption Awareness Month.
When the children are grown and begin their adult lives, many New Jersey residents look forward to becoming grandparents. Having grandchildren can be a rewarding experience, and families look forward to watching the next generation learn and grow. Unfortunately, the nationwide opioid crisis is leaving some grandparents in a legal predicament. When a parent is struggling with addiction, grandparents may be forced to make a decision regarding child custody.