What are Common Reasons for Termination of Parental Rights?

February 6, 2020

Parenthood comes with certain rights and responsibilities. These rights are generally compatible and consistent with a healthy lifestyle that supports and values what is best for the welfare of the child. While the courts have a duty to protect parental rights that are wrongly threatened, when questions of paternal rights arise, the role of the… Read More »

What are the Rules for Removing a Child from a Home?

January 30, 2020

Despite what happens in film and on television shows, children cannot be removed from their homes without reason. In fact, New Jersey has guidelines and protocols in place to ensure that any removal of a child from a household is done in accordance with the law. The only reason anyone from the New Jersey Division… Read More »

Is Spanking Considered Child Abuse?

January 24, 2020

Spanking is a gray area when it comes to child abuse. For some, a quick spank serves as a disciplinary measure to get a child’s attention. For others, spanking is meant to punish and hurt the child. While New Jersey permits parents to spank their children, as well as use other types of corporal punishment,… Read More »

Medical Neglect

January 15, 2020

Parents are obligated to provide proper care for their children. For a parent or other legal guardian to neglect their child’s basic needs is a form of child abuse. Even when abuse is not evident, children may still be harmed by neglect. There are several forms of neglect, including physical, emotional, environmental, educational, supervisory, and… Read More »

Can a Child Abuse Conviction Affect My Employment?

January 9, 2020

When an adult is accused of being physically or mentally abusive toward a child, they can face serious consequences. A child abuse conviction is already devastating for a family; however, it can further negatively impact the accused individual in several ways. One way that a child abuse conviction can affect an abuser’s life is their… Read More »

Help for Parents Accused of Child Abuse

January 3, 2020

False accusations of child abuse are more common than you might think. Often in difficult child custody battles, one parent will make child abuse accusations to gain an edge against the other parent. The courts are obligated to take such accusations seriously, but it almost always backfires. In other cases, the accusations are made in… Read More »