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May 2015 Archives

At What Age is it Appropriate to Bring a Child to a Rock Concert?

In situations where parents have joint legal custody, each parent has a right to exercise reasonable parental discretion when the child is in their care. People divorce, or do not remain in a relationship, because, often, they have differences in opinions (i.e., "irreconcilable differences"). It is not surprising, therefore, that disagreements over parenting styles are commonplace. In our legal system, courts are flooded with cases involving ex-spouses fighting over what they feel is best for their children.

Emancipation of a Child

Courts will impose upon parents an obligation to support their children financially until they are emancipated. In New Jersey there are several ways a child can become emancipated (or a legal adult in the eyes of the Court). The agreed upon impetuses of emancipation are as follows: