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Can a parent's use of marijuana affect child custody?

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. 

Drug epidemic leaves many grandparents with child custody dilemma

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.

Judge loses job amid child custody dispute

New Jersey residents may be under the common misconception that having a friend in the judicial system can give a party an unfair advantage in court. The state has recently proven that this is not the case. A news story has captured the front page, telling the story of a judge that misused her power to interfere in a child custody dispute

Women's advocate faces charges for violating child custody order

New Jersey parents may have found themselves in a situation that put them at odds with the legal system. When it comes to child custody orders, there is no wiggle room for parents that disagree with the orders contents. Child custody orders must be followed whether a parent personally agrees or not. 

Why are children's best interests so important in child custody?

Divorcing parents are often told to stay focused on one thing -- the best interests of their children. Those interests help shape the foundation of child custody agreements. However, New Jersey parents are often expected to immediately understand what those interests are, and they rarely receive guidance on the matter. This can lead to custody agreements that are not necessarily beneficial to the child. 

Schools must be made aware of child custody order details

New Jersey parents who have been through divorce proceedings understand that court orders govern the untangling of their marriage. In addition to separating lives, many parents must sort out the details of court-ordered child custody terms with how they impact their daily lives and interactions with their children. The right family law attorney can assist a parent with understanding the details of court orders and paperwork that schools typically need to honor custody terms while a child is in a school's care.

Infant taken from mother during child custody dispute

Sadly, one mother in another state experienced many mothers' worst nightmare. Her newborn child was taken from her arms without warning, and she is now in a child custody dispute with her own mother. New Jersey families with similar custody issues may be interested in the details of her circumstances.

Amicable child custody terms are possible

A divorce is emotionally difficult and affects more than the couple involved. Not only are extended family often invested and affected by the relationship, but many couples must consider the best interest of any children shared between them when ending a marriage. New Jersey parents may be interested to learn that some child custody agreements have been changing in recent years to better fit the needs of children.

Rapper Nas finalizes child custody agreement with Kelis

It is not uncommon for New Jersey parents to disagree about the care and custody of any shared children. If couples who have divorced were on amicable terms, many marriages would not end. Sadly, child custody decisions become a source of contention well past the day the divorce was finalized. The rapper, Nas, and singer-songwriter Kelis recently made a divorce agreement that reportedly took them years to settle.

Naya Rivera files for divorce and requests joint custody

When most New Jersey couples begin a family, they envision a long, happy life-long experience together. Most do not imagine or desire to put their children through a separation or divorce, but many relationships do come to an end. The "Glee" television show star, Naya Rivera, recently filed for divorce from her husband and is requesting joint custody of their son.

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