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Child custody: Understand various types before heading to court

A decision to divorce typically prompts many family life changes. Child custody issues often are a central focus of New Jersey divorce proceedings. There are numerous types of custody, and the more a parent understands the legal implications of each type, the easier it will be for him or her to navigate the family justice system.

Divorce: Ex-wife of millionaire wants spousal support to end

When a New Jersey couple decides to end their marriage, it is not uncommon for financial issues to be a central focus of proceedings. In many cases, the court orders child or spousal support in divorce -- sometimes, both. A woman who has been paying spousal support to her ex-husband thinks his recent cash windfall is reason to end her court-ordered payments.

Divorce: How to protect assets re business partner's breakup

Many businesses operate under partnerships. If one of the partners is getting a divorce, it can negatively impact the other partner's business assets. Especially in equitable distribution states like New Jersey, where property is not always divided 50/50, it is critical that the non-divorcing business partner takes steps to protect his or her rights.

Child custody: What prompts a judge to rule a parent unfit?

If a New Jersey parent petitions the court for sole custody of his or her children, the judge overseeing the case is going to ask what types of issues have prompted the request. In most child custody cases, the court believes children are better off parents agree to shared custody plans. If one or the other seeks sole legal or physical custody, he or she must show the court evidence that it is in the children's best interest to do so.

Shared parenting time in divorce: How to avoid problems

The New Jersey court typically believes it is best for children to continue to have active, healthy relationships with both parents after divorce. It's tough on kids to get used to their parents living in separate households, however. If shared parenting time is possible, it is often the best option to help children cope and retain a sense of normalcy in their daily lives.

Amazon shares at stake in Jeff Bezos divorce

There are currently business owners in New Jersey who are preparing to navigate the family justice system. Many have filed for divorce and are in need of guidance and legal support regarding financial, business ownership and property division issues. In addition to these topics, many business owners are also parents who must negotiate a settlement regarding child support and custody of their children.

When New Jersey parents disagree about child custody

New Jersey parents who divorce typically face numerous issues regarding future co-parenting plans. In a perfect world, all parents would be willing to cooperate and compromise for their children's sake, making it easy to devise plans in an amicable fashion. In reality, that may not be possible if parents disagree about what is best for their kids. In fact, such disagreements often lead litigation, where parents seek the court's intervention to make child custody decisions.

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