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Grandparents' rights: Grandparents as caregivers on the rise

Families in New Jersey come in all shapes and sizes and are brought together for many different reasons. One type of family that is becoming more common these days includes grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Though they may love their grandkids and are happy to provide for them, this family dynamic presents its own unique challenges. Navigating grandparents' rights can be difficult even as the outcome is so rewarding.

Adoption nonprofit encourages helping others in need

When parents are unable to have their own biological children, they often turn to adoption to add to their family. Here in New Jersey, the process can be very complex, but also worthwhile. The expense can sometimes present an obstacle for some parents-to-be. One out-of-state nonprofit decided that not only did it want to help families cover adoption costs, but it made a point to encourage recipients to give back to their community. Now, one couple is that much closer to making their dreams of a family a reality.

MLB pitcher and wife finalize adoption of their son

New Jersey families come in so many varieties, but the one thing they have in common is love. For some couples, adoption is the way they choose to complete their family, and they have differing reasons for choosing this path. It can be a long process, but the reward at the end of it all makes it worthwhile. The recent adoption of a baby boy by MLB pitcher, Adam Wainwright, and his wife shows just how wonderful the event can be.

Woman wants to stop alimony payments after ex wins lottery

It is not uncommon for one spouse to earn more than another during the course of a marriage. When a couple decides to divorce, that might mean that the spouse who earns more money is required to pay alimony to the less-affluent spouse. Even in modern times, usually the ex-husband makes payments to his ex-wife, but that isn't always the case. In an even more unusual situation, one woman in New Jersey is seeking to end her alimony payments to her ex after he won almost $275 million in the lottery.

What are grandparents' rights when dealing with opioid addiction?

All over the news, there are stories of how the country is suffering due to an epidemic of opioid addition. Many people with loved ones who have an addiction may feel powerless to manage the situation. The crisis is tearing families apart here in New Jersey and all over. Subsequently, there has been a rise in the number of grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren due to their own children's struggles with opioid addiction. Many may be wondering exactly what are grandparents' rights in these difficult situations.

Amazon CEO in process of high asset divorce

Divorce is a reality for many New Jersey families. and it can happen to all ages, races and classes. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the recent divorce announcement of Amazon CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos. The ending of his 25-year marriage to his wife, Mackenzie, is a prime example of how a high asset divorce can have different circumstances than other divorces.

Adoption: 7 siblings get new home for the holidays

Families come in all varieties and combinations. For many in New Jersey, adoption is the way they choose to complete their lives. Most people may consider adopting just one or two children, but an out-of-state family opened their hearts and home when they recently decided to adopt seven siblings. The kids now have a new home for the Christmas season.

Children hope for adoption

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

It's National Adoption Awareness Month

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. 

Family law: Father may be arrested in custody case

Sadly, children are stuck in the middle of parental disagreements and differing points of views. When parents or grandparents cannot agree on the best way to handle sharing custody of a child or children, skilled New Jersey family law attorneys are often asked to offer advice on legal intervention. Sadly, one 4-year-old little boy is caught between custody disagreements of his mother and father, and it may lead to his father's arrest.

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