New Jersey parents want what is best for their children, although each parent may interpret that differently. When a married couple files for divorce, these differences of opinion can make achieving a fair settlement and workable co-parenting plan quite challenging. Every state has its own family law guidelines regarding custody, support and parenting time, which is why it is critical to seek clarification of such laws before heading to court.
While it remains to be seen how many New Jersey married couples will file for divorce before 2019 ends, it is likely that many who do will encounter challenges in their cases. Family law issues can be quite complex, especially if there are extenuating circumstances, such as allegations of abuse or financial crimes. Actress Julianne Reeves shares a child with her former husband, a man whom she says has not only been abusive but has used illegal drugs and committed financial crimes, as well.
In New Jersey and throughout the country, kids have been returning to their classrooms for a school year. Some families do not have to travel anywhere to get to school because they choose to educate their children at home. No matter if your children attend public or private school or you're one of many homeschooling families in this state, the back-to-school season might be a lot more stressful if you happen to be facing family law issues on top of it all.
It is definitely not easy to be married to a narcissist. It's no easy feat to maintain a lifelong relationship with someone who is completely focused on self. In fact, most narcissists are not even aware of their own conditions, which can make matters worse because it is difficult to bring problems to their attention, as they will often act like they have no idea what their spouses, friends or family members are talking about. This is why many narcissistic marriages in New Jersey and elsewhere end in family law court.
There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. Every couple encounters challenges at some point, whether the underlying family law issues pertain to finances, child-related issues or personal matters in the relationship. Children are definitely affected by their parents' marital problems, especially if the parents wind up filing for divorce.
It would not be unreasonable for a New Jersey couple to expect their legal issues to be resolved once they finalize a divorce. However, that is not always how it goes. Hollywood icon Johnny Depp and former spouse Amber Heard are entangled in a battle that shows that some people continue to have need for litigation long after a family law judge issues a divorce decree.
New Jersey immigrants who are currently preparing for divorce may be worried about child custody proceedings. Some people assume that the court will automatically favor parents who are U.S. citizens when it comes to handing down custody rulings. The fact is that immigration legal status has absolutely no bearing on which parent is awarded custody in such cases.
Many New Jersey immigrants say they live in fear that they will be at work or some other public location and get approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. A woman in another state has a 14-year-old daughter who lives with her. She and her ex-husband disagree about where the child should attend school, and they are litigating the issue in family law court. The woman had no way of knowing, however, that ICE officials would show up at the courthouse and place her under arrest.
Living in fear of domestic violence is typically a situation that is wrought with anxiety and confusion. Sadly, some New Jersey immigrants currently face family law problems that involve allegations of violence in the home. Any person being physically abused by a spouse or other family member should be aware that domestic violence is never okay.
A family law judge recently ordered a mother of several children to agree to random drug testing for a period of several months. That mother happens to be former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown. She has been entangled in a contentious child custody battle regarding her 7-year-old daughter. New Jersey parents currently facing similar issues may want to follow this case.