Being a grandparent can be a wonderful experience for any person. Oftentimes, it means enjoying all the fun parts of being a parent without having to shoulder any of the difficult responsibilities.
Disputes over child custody are often painful and contentious for New Jersey parents. In many cases, parents are fighting to protect and maximize their time with their kids, which means the stakes of these arguments are unquestionably high.
In the coming weeks, kids across New Jersey will be starting a brand new school year. If you share custody of your child or have primary custody, you can expect certain things to change once your kids start a new school year.
Exchanging custody of your children can be an incredibly complicated and stressful process for parents who do not get along with each other. It's difficult enough to say goodbye to your children or see them sad to leave the other parent; having any sort of interaction with someone you hate or distrust only makes the situation worse.
Co-parenting your child with an ex can be an overwhelming challenge. However, understand that in most cases, it gets easier as time goes by and everyone adjusts to a new normal.
There is no doubt that divorce takes a toll on kids. No matter how old they are or how much they understand about their parents' decision, children can struggle enormously to come to terms with the divorce. The situation can be especially painful for children of parents who are engaged in a contentious or high-conflict divorce.
Divorce is often a massive transition for children. To alleviate or avoid the potential trauma of this transition, some parents consider keeping the kids in one home while Mom and Dad do the moving in and out.
Adopting a stepchild is an incredibly important and memorable experience in the lives of both the parent and the child. It is a legal and public announcement that the stepparent is willing to become the legal parent and capable of taking on all the responsibilities that come with that role.
Fighting for custody of your child can be among the most painful, upsetting experiences you go through as a parent. This can be especially true if there are certain attributes or events that put you in an unfavorable light.
Actress and director Drew Barrymore practically grew up in Hollywood. She was 7 when "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" came to theaters, and she was still going strong in this year's "How to Be Single."