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NJ Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents: A Guide

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Child Custody Laws in NJ for Unwed Parents Gone are the days when every child had married parents. The current diversity of family living arrangements has resulted in the court system establishing an alternative to a divorce proceeding, called a “non-dissolution ‘FD’ Case”  which is used by unmarried parents to: Establish a Legal Custody… Read More »

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Child Custody and Unmarried Parents

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Unmarried parents that do not live together can face certain challenges when it comes to making child custody and parenting-time arrangements. One of the first hurdles is paternity, since unmarried fathers are not assumed to be a child’s biological parent. This affects a father’s rights in NJ. Without proof or paternity, these fathers can… Read More »

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