How to Act Around Your Children During a Divorce

Child Custody
Metuchen, NJ Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

There is plenty of advice out there telling parents how to act around their children during a divorce. What is most important is to understand that there is no “right way.” The process is highly emotional and takes its toll on everyone involved — including children. Everyone will react to the divorce differently; therefore, families…

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Can You Change Your Child’s Surname After a Divorce?

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Metuchen, NJ Family Law Attorneys - Romanowski Law Offices

After your divorce, it is not uncommon to want nothing to do with your ex-spouse. Perhaps the divorce proceeding was so grueling that hearing their name creates aggression. You have already made the decision to start using your maiden name immediately after the divorce; however you may wonder what you can do for children that…

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Considerations When Divorcing with Special Needs Children

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Metuchen, NJ Child Custody Lawyers - Romanowski Law Offices

A divorce with children is always complex, but when one of those children has special needs, the issues of parenting time, custody, and support become much more complicated. Decisions for these issues must always be in the best interest of the child, but determining what is best for a special needs child may not be…

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Three Key Steps to Modifying a Custody Plan

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Metuchen, NJ Child Custody Lawyers - Romanowski Law Offices

Parenting time schedules – usually determined as part of divorce proceedings – may conflict with a child or parent’s lifestyle as time passes. When an existing parenting plan is no longer working, one parent may seek a modification to their existing order. Changing a custody plan after it has been approved by the court is…

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What Happens if a Court Denies a Move-Away in NJ?

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New Jersey Divorce Attorney

Once child custody and visitation have been established, a custodial parent that wishes to relocate with their child must get the permission of the non-custodial parent. If that parent does not grant permission, the case will go to court and a judge will determine if the custodial parent meets the 12 factors required to relocate.

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Preparation of Pendente Lite Applications – Part Five

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PREPARATION OF PENDENTE LITE APPLICATIONS – Part Five by Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq. PENDENTE LITE COUNSEL FEE AWARDS 1. Understand the statutes, court rules and case law authorizing a pendente lite award of counsel fees. 2. Provide adequate financial information and argument so that the Court can conclude that an award of pendente lite counsel…

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Preparation of Pendente Lite Applications – Part Four

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PREPARATION OF PENDENTE LITE APPLICATIONS – Part Four by Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq. Case Information Statements The CIS with all required attachments is typically the most important attachment to a pendente lite motion. As a word of caution, the CIS can be used against the client’s interests if care is not taken in completing it….

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