Ask Cassie: June 2022

Dear Cassie: How does the court resolve a custody dispute? -L.K. Dear L.K.: In determining custody of a child, a court is always controlled by the child’s best interests. New Jersey has a custody statute, N.J.S.A. 9:2-4, which identifies several factors a court shall consider when evaluating what custody arrangements…

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Ask Cassie: February 2022

Dear Cassie: I’ve obviously heard of restraining orders, but what can you tell me about how restraining orders actually work in New Jersey?  -A.S. Dear A.S.:   Restraining orders in New Jersey (whether temporary or permanent) are issued under a law called the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.  That Act protects…

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