New Jersey's 5-year-old Parenting Coordinator Pilot Program has been shut down. New Jersey's Parenting Coordinator Pilot Program in Bergen, Middlesex, Morris/Sussex and Union vicinages has ended. This pilot program seems to have run into trouble because the people it was designed to help (parents in high conflict disputes over child custody and visitation provisions) were
Review the case Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the issue related to federal benefits to same-sex couples lawfully married in Massachusetts.
This case arises from Plaintiff Edie Windsor’s constitutional challenge to section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), the operation of which required Plaintiff to pay federal estate tax on her same‑sex spouse's estate, a tax from which similarly situated heterosexual couples are exempt.
What happens when parties originally consent to an above-guideline level of child support in their divorce settlement agreement, but then there is a subsequent change of circumstances warranting a child support review?
District courts can use their discretion to make fair determinations in individual child custody cases. However, this becomes unfair when different parties similarly situated obtain different results.
Mother sued federal government individually, and on behalf of her minor child, for damages based on Social Security Administration's (SSA) failure to enforce state court garnishment order on father's Social Security disability benefits.
District court did not abuse its discretion in excluding the mother's expert testimony as irrelevant, in father's action petitioning the court to return his 22‑month‑old daughter to Mexico pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, implemented by the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA).
This case raises a question of first impression: whether child support arrearages belong to a criminal defendant such that they may be assigned to a victim by a restitution order while the defendant’s children are still minors.
The question presented to the court is whether two parties can enter into a private contract regarding a self-administered “artificial insemination” procedure whereby one party may contract with another to terminate their parental rights.
The Court reviews a decision denying a divorced mother’s request to move with her children to another state after the children’s father objected to the relocation. The divorce settlement provided parties' joint custody