Following lengthy deliberations, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge recently published an opinion granting custody of a child to three parents. The trial court’s landmark opinion is likely to have a significant impact on family court cases throughout New Jersey and the United States, given the steady increase in non-traditional family structures.
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A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a Pregnancy Discrimination Act case in favor of the plaintiff, Peggy Young, who worked as a part-time driver for United Parcel Service (UPS). Her responsibilities included pickup and delivery of packages that had arrived by air carrier the previous night. In 2006, after suffering several miscarriages, she… [Read More]
For divorcing women, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that women are closing the financial gap that once equated divorce with poverty. The bad news is that, according to a recent study, divorcing women still lag behind men in their knowledge of financial issues instrumental to their post-divorce financial health.
Women comprise more than half of the current workforce in the United States, yet women are still earning less than men in most areas of employment, not only job-to-job but also over their lifetime. In the end, women both live longer and struggle more financially than men. As the percentage of women represented in the workforce continues to increase, the pressure is on many professions to open their doors and their paychecks to women.
The State of New Jersey has been a progressive leader in promoting fair and consistent parenting plans in divorce cases. When divorced parents raise their children cooperatively, with a shared set of values and rules, they create a safe and nurturing environment for growth that serves the best interests of the children. There are cases, however, in which a child resists or refuses to spend time with one parent. However painful this may be for the targeted parent, or disruptive to the parties, making a change to the parenting plan depends largely on the age of the child and the circumstances related to the objection.