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Good news for non-biological parents

A New Jersey appellate court has determined that a person does not necessarily have to be related to a child through blood or adoption in order to have visitation rights or share in child custody. Under the psychological parent doctrine, if the court determines that the adult lived with or cared for a child for a significant amount of time, then granting visitation rights or even custody with to non-biological parent may serve the best interests of the child.

More grandparents raising the next generation

There is a growing trend in New Jersey and around the nation that has grandparents raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Grandparents often get involved in child custody because their adult children are unable to take care of their own offspring. It can be a challenging and often unexpected turn of events, but it can be make easier if the grandparents take steps to ensure they have the documentation and support needed to be successful.

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