When will the judge hear my N.J. family court motion?

By Matt Rooney _ Planning ahead is important, and family court is certainly no exception to the rule. Unless you can meet the stringent threshold for an emergent motion, your New Jersey family court motion could take a month or longer to work its way from your attorney’s office’s mail bin to an actual hearing […]

An important legal update for New Jersey grandparents

Securing ‘grandparenting’ visitation time has been especially difficult since the United State Supreme Court’s landmark Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000) decision over a decade and a half ago. That ruling’s parallel in New Jersey came about in 2003, in Moriarty v. Bradt, in which our own Supreme Court recognized parents’ fundamental right to […]

Parenting Time for the Jewish Holidays

Guidance When Navigating the Most Sensitive of Parenting Time Conflicts Everyone at DeMichele & DeMichele extends the very best wishes to our friends, colleagues and clients celebrating¬†celebrating Rosh Hashanah. L’Shanah Tovah! While the holidays are typically a time for fun and family, unfortunately, many of our clients find it’s a time of difficult decisions, confrontations, […]

Kids Have Rights in Divorce, Too!

The Children’s Bill of Rights: Designed to Keep Your Kids from Becoming Forgotten Victims of Your Divorce The weather is getting cooler, your kids are back in school and the holidays – as hard as it is to believe – are right around the corner. That means family law attorneys spend significant amounts of time […]

Breastfeeding and Parenting Time

Is Breastfeeding in Your Child’s Best Interest? New Jersey Has No Official Position But It May Factor Into Your Custody Dispute Breastfeeding has evolved into a somewhat controversial topic in recent years for a host of reasons. The formula vs. natural milk debate is ongoing, objections to public breastfeeding crop up continually and, as of […]

5 Halloween Parenting Tips After Divorce

Ways to Keep the Spookiest of All Holidays from Turning Into a Nightmare for Your Kids Another Halloween is only days away. It’s one of the most thrilling holidays on the calendar for children; adults typically enjoy it, too, but things can get scary very quickly without the proper planning. This is especially true for […]

Grandparent Rights Remain Limited

New NJ Appellate Case Reminds Litigants, Attorneys that Grandparent Visitation is Difficult (But Not Impossible) to Secure Family Courts readily concede that grandparents (and extended family members generally) are an important part of any child’s early development. For example, New Jersey’s family¬†courts will consider a child’s ability to interact with his or her family members […]

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