Holidays and Co-Parenting

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The holidays should be a joyous time, though the season can be challenging if you share parenting time with your child with their other parent. It is important to focus on healthy co-parenting techniques to ensure that your child – and you – enjoy your holidays as much as possible.

Plan Ahead

Do you have a specific family gathering you want your child to attend? Does your ex want to take your child on a short trip during winter break? There can be many factors that go into designing a shared custody schedule over the holiday break, so it is critical to plan far in advance. Make a schedule based on each parent’s priorities and then stick to that schedule. If there are disputes, refer to your parenting plan.

Make New Traditions

When you split time with your child, you likely will not be able to honor all of the past traditions you built for the holidays you observe. Now is the time to make new traditions, and start building new memories as parents who are no longer together. This can help you cherish every moment and not resent the times you are not with your child.

Keep Open Lines of Communication

The holidays can be unpredictable, and plans can change at a moment’s notice. If someone is going to be late or needs to slightly adjust the schedule, always be willing to openly discuss the matter with your ex. Being flexible and openly communicating can keep spirits high instead of resulting in unnecessary conflict.

Contact a Morristown Child Custody Lawyer for Assistance
If you need to adjust your child custody arrangement, the Morristown family lawyers at Eveland & Foster, LLC, can help. We assist clients with informal negotiation regarding parenting schedules, as well as custody modification cases in court. Call 973-285-3173 or contact us online to discuss your options.

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Adoption Legal Faqs

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Adoption is a rewarding process, though not everyone is familiar with how the legal process works. The following are some frequently asked questions we hear about adoption in New Jersey. For concerns regarding your specific situation, please contact our Morristown adoption attorneys directly.

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Anyone who is age 18 or older can adopt, if they meet specific requirements and are 10 years older than the adoptive child. This includes stepparents, grandparents, and strangers who are matched with a birth mother.

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You can choose which type of adoption you want and seek a birth parent who wants the same type. The amount of contact after the adoption with be set in the legal agreement that is enforced by New Jersey courts.

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For you to be approved as an adoptive parent, you likely will have to be subject to the following:
● A home study by the State of New Jersey or an approved agency
● Interviews with everyone living in your home
● Medical evaluations
● Verification of your employment and income
● Criminal background check
● Review of your references

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Adoption is a legal process that you must initiate with a petition for adoption to the proper court. There will generally be a hearing at which the court terminates the parental rights of the biological parent. Then, a few months later, you will need to return to court for the adoption to be finalized.

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Adoption can be a confusing process, the law firm of Eveland & Foster, LLC, helps clients grow their families through adoption in New Jersey. Call 973-285-3173 or contact us online to learn more.

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