To Vax or Not to Vax

To Vax or Not to Vax

By:  Lawrence J. Persick, Esquire Pfizer is saying its COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5-11.  You’re divorced and have two children in that age group; both live primarily with you, but they spend a few nights of the week with their other parent. Like most people, your relationship with your ex has its ups and downs. Things have been going well recently and the children are in good spirits, so you’re reluctant to upset all of that. You...

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Buzz Kill – Pot is Legal In New Jersey, But You Can Still Lose Your Kids

Buzz Kill – Pot is Legal In New Jersey, But You Can Still Lose Your Kids

By: John Zurzola After a 2020 statewide referendum and subsequent changes in the law, New Jersey has decriminalized “regulated marijuana” that is prescribed for medical uses and the use and possession of up to 6 ounces of non-medical marijuana and 17 grams of hashish for people over 21 years of age. In an age where the medical usage of marijuana has been, by and large, accepted as legitimate by most adults, New Jersey continues to be steps...

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Graduation Time – Part 2

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick In my most recent blog post, I addressed the issues of termination of child support and child custody when either the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. You can read it here. To recap, child support ends at age 18 or graduation from high school, whichever comes later; child custody jurisdiction ends at age 18. However, there are some exceptions. Relative to child support, the biggest...

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Graduation Time

Graduation Time

By: Lawrence J. “Skip” Persick As the weather starts to get nice, what does that mean? For families with children, it means the end of the school year. Yes, things have been different for over a year, but Memorial Day and June still mean the end of the school year. If you are a parent of a graduating senior, it is the start of a season with big transitions. If you are paying or receiving child support, there are even greater...

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Implications of Summer Travel and COVID-19 Vaccines on Families

Implications of Summer Travel and COVID-19 Vaccines on Families

By: Carolyn R. Mirabile Now that you are vaccinated, is it safe to travel with your child? Many clients are planning a summer vacation this year with the anticipation of being fully vaccinated. The best advice a family lawyer can give is to begin discussions with the other parent as soon as possible. According to the CDC, 50.8% of the United States population is vaccinated with at least one dose as of June 2, 2021. However, there are still...

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