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United States Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

By Helene Herbert |

After years of legal battles and individual state legislation legalizing (and making illegal) same-sex marriage, the United States Supreme Court has clarified the issue on a national level, making it legal for gay and lesbian couples to marry in any state. In the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court stated that it… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Upholds Visitation Rights of Grandparents

By Helene Herbert |

In a recent case before the New Jersey Appellate Division, the court has affirmed the legal right of grandparents to visitation with their grandchildren. In the case, captioned M.K. v. A.K. in order to preserve the anonymity of the parties, a pair of grandparents brought a claim against the widowed wife of their son,… Read More »

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Abuse of Parental Discretion for Taking 11-year-old to a Pink Concert?

By Helayne Weiss |

An Ocean County Family Law Judge recently ruled that taking your 11-year-old daughter to see the pop artist known as “Pink” is not an action worthy of judicial reprimand. The mother, who is currently embroiled in an ongoing custody dispute, was forced to defend her decision to take her daughter to the concert when… Read More »

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