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Family Law


New Child Relocation Laws in New Jersey

Published: Oct 23, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Family Law

This summer saw important changes to New Jersey’s laws on child relocation. On August 8, 2017, the state supreme court overturned a 16-year judicial precedent that had equated the best interests of the child with the best interests of the custodial parent. As a result…

Will Child Support Change with Enrollment in College?

Published: Aug 18, 2017 in Family Law

Whether you are the parent who receives child support or pays it, you are probably wondering how the situation will change once your child heads off to college. If you are the custodial parent, you may hope you keep receiving child support to help pay…

New Jersey Passenger Safety Laws

Published: Jul 28, 2017 in Family Law

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission has put forth significant effort in recent years to increase the safety of everyone on the state’s highways and local roads. It has brought important attention to the need for drivers as well as passengers within the state to buckle…

New Jersey Divorce Arbitration Process

Published: Jul 21, 2017 in Family Law

The issues surrounding divorce and how a couple’s assets, property, and debts are to be handled and divided can be quite trying and complex to resolve. If children are involved, then custody issues must be addressed as well. In the state of New Jersey, couples…

Top 5 Reasons for Divorces

Published: May 31, 2017 in Family Law

Divorce is a complicated topic, and it is often difficult to identify the reason for a marriage being terminated. In a study published by the Austin Institute, it was reported that the 66 percent of participants who wanted a divorce just as much as their…

How Child Support is Calculated in New Jersey

Published: Feb 20, 2017 in Family Law

If you are and your spouse are separating or you are expecting a child while unmarried, you must consider child support. Depending on the circumstances, you may expect to raise the child alone and will need financial assistance or you may anticipate having visitation with…

Do I Need an Adoption Lawyer?

Published: Dec 09, 2016 in Family Law

Many people choose to build their families through adoption, which is the legal process of creating a new parent-child relationship. Adoption can take place through many different routes, and each has its own set of laws and procedures at the state, federal, and even international…

Restraining Order Lifted For Father In Mercer County

Published: Oct 20, 2016 in Family Law

Few situations are as emotionally jarring as those involving claims of domestic violence. Dealing with the aftermath of these situations often requires the skill of a very capable New Jersey family lawyer to protect your rights. For example, in Mercer County, a man contacted the…

Mother Retains Guardianship In Gloucester

Published: Oct 19, 2016 in Family Law

Recently, a woman from Gloucester came to the Jersey City family law attorneys at Bhatt Law Group, when the guardianship and parental rights to her children were put in jeopardy. This woman was obviously very concerned and knew that she would need serious legal representation…

Settlement In Bergen County Divorce For Longer Alimony Period

Published: Oct 19, 2016 in Family Law

While ending a marriage in New Jersey may seem like a fairly straightforward legal process, anyone who has been divorced will probably tell you that it can be emotionally difficult and legally complicated. To reduce these complexities and achieve a favorable outcome, it is best…