New Jersey Supreme Court Case – Bisbing v. Bisbing

On August 8,2017, the NJ Supreme Court upended 16 years of law regarding the legal standard governing the request of a parent who seek to move out of state with a child or children. In the case of Bisbing v. Bisbing, the NJ Supreme Court held that a child’s best interest must be considered in … Continue reading “New Jersey Supreme Court Case – Bisbing v. Bisbing”

Tips for successful co-parenting in New Jersey

Not all marriages in New Jersey and elsewhere stand the test of time. In fact, around 40 to 50 percent of all U.S. couples who marry will ultimately divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. However, the end of a marriage is not necessarily the end of the relationship for moms and dads. It is … Continue reading “Tips for successful co-parenting in New Jersey”

Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman

Ronald G. Lieberman, certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has joined Cooper Levenson as a partner in the family/matrimonial department. Lieberman is based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office. He will continue to practice in all areas of family/matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman”

How can I establish paternity in New Jersey?

Ascertaining the father of a child has a number of benefits. The New Jersey Department of Human Services notes that in addition to establishing a basis for child support payments, determining paternity can also do the following:        Grant the child rights to Social Security and veteran’s benefits        Possibly provide health insurance for the … Continue reading “How can I establish paternity in New Jersey?”

A look at grandparents’ rights in New Jersey

Grandparents in New Jersey who have been involved with their grandchildren may have a good case for getting parenting time. Under the New Jersey Grandparent Visitation Statute, grandparents have the legal right to visit with their grandchildren when the kids’ parents divorce or separate. An amendment has also extended visitation rights and even the possibility … Continue reading “A look at grandparents’ rights in New Jersey”

What types of child custody options are available in New Jersey?

No matter if you and your child’s other parent are in the process of legally separating, divorcing or living separately, it is necessary to make care and custody arrangements for your child. In the event that the New Jersey family law court becomes involved in your case because you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are unable … Continue reading “What types of child custody options are available in New Jersey?”

What does an effective New Jersey parenting plan look like?

When both parents live with their children as one family unit, it can be fairly easy to develop a consistent routine and lifestyle for everyone in the house. In instances involving legal separation or divorce, however, it is not unusual for parents and children alike to experience significant changes to their everyday lives. Fortunately, there … Continue reading “What does an effective New Jersey parenting plan look like?”

Study finds shared custody is good for the kids

Many parents worry about how their divorce will impact their children. Child custody arrangements can be stressful and difficult to accept. In many cases, parents want sole custody of their children, or at least have custody of their children for a vast majority of the time.  There are several reasons parents do not like the … Continue reading “Study finds shared custody is good for the kids”

As marijuana laws continue to change, legal questions arise

Most of the political headlines in the Tri-State Area over the last few days have been dedicated to the New York Legislature’s passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana. If ultimately signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York would officially join the ranks of 23 other states — including New Jersey — that permit the … Continue reading “As marijuana laws continue to change, legal questions arise”

Cherry Hill Child Custody Lawyer Discusses Modification of Custody in New Jersey

When child custody is determined during a divorce, a child custody order is issued by the Family Court. The order outlines for parents all aspects of care for their children, both financial and custodial. Sometime, the details of the custody arrangement are worked out amicably by the parties; however, other times the details are established … Continue reading “Cherry Hill Child Custody Lawyer Discusses Modification of Custody in New Jersey”