Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.

Call 973-852-3346

Mother says child custody laws biased against disabled parents

There are many New Jersey parents who suffer from temporary or permanent disabilities. Each situation is unique and the severity of any disability varies according to individual circumstances. A woman in another state is lobbying for changes in child custody laws that she believes are biased against disabled parents.

There are already employment laws in existence that protect workers from discrimination on the job. There are similar laws of protection in place regarding education, housing and public service industries. The woman who recently spoke in support of newly proposed legislation argues that the government needs to enact laws to offer similar protection for the parental rights of those who are disabled.

She herself is legally blind and cannot drive a car. The woman says her former husband used this fact against her in a child custody battle. The newly proposed law is designed to protect parents against legal decisions regarding their parenting ability (or lack thereof) being made solely on the basis of their disabilities.

Another woman who testified in support of the bill said her firsthand experience being discriminated against based solely on her own disability prompted her to become an attorney. She has now dedicated her life to help protect the rights of disabled parents. Any New Jersey parent currently facing child custody problems related to a parenting disability or any other issue may reach out for support by requesting a meeting with an experienced family law attorney. It is often easier to achieve successful results in court when an attorney is on hand to advocate on a parent's behalf.

Source: CBS Denver, "'I Am A Loving, Capable Parent': Bill Aims To Protect Disabled Parents", Shaun Boyd, Feb. 20, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Best Readers Choice Awards Of Essex | 2018
  • IACP | International Academy of Collaborative Professionals NAFLA | Top Ten Rating | 2014
  •  Super lawyer | Melissa Cipriano
  • Super lawyer | Top 100 | New Jersey
  • Super lawyer | Top 50 Women | New Jersey
  • 10 Best 2016 | Client Satisfaction | 10 Best Female Attorney
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney Divorce Avvo | Client choice 2015 | Divorce

Melissa Cipriano: Honored as a "Best of New Jersey Among our Most Distinguished Americans of Italian Descent" and conferred the "Stivale D'Italia Award of Excellence" by the Italian Tribune for her "honesty, integrity and dedication to fair and ethical business practices" and her "outstanding reputation as a Woman Whose Word is Her Bond".

*See methodology for inclusion at the websites listed: Super Lawyers, NAFLA, AIOFLA, and AVVO. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Email Us For A Response

Contact Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.

To learn more about our Essex County divorce and family lawyers, you may email us or call 973-852-3346 to schedule an initial consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


175 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 4C/D
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Toll Free: 800-646-0731
Phone: 973-852-3346
Fax: 973-403-8610
West Caldwell Law Office Map

Make a Payment