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Separate And Unequal: Are children of unmarried parents disadvantaged by Summary Procedures in Non-Dissolution Actions?

Separate And Unequal: Are children of unmarried parents disadvantaged by Summary Procedures in Non-Dissolution Actions? By Allison C. Williams, Esq. The New Jersey Family Court system has a stellar reputation throughout the United States for its progressive approach to many issues that plague families in this state. Our Court system has established many different case types to deal with family...

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TOP TEN DYFS CASES TO KNOW

TOP TEN DYFS CASES TO KNOW By Allison C. Williams, Esq. 1. In re Guardianship of Cope, 106 N.J.Super. 336 (App.Div.1969) –Establishes the conditions required in order to admit hearsay evidence through caseworker testimony in a DYFS proceeding. In DYFS proceedings, evidence upon which judgment is based must be as reliable as the circumstances permit and the answering parent must be given the...

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DYFS and Adoption Practice

This article is designed to provide a brief overview of how children may become freed for adoption when New Jersey’s child welfare agency, the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), is involved.  Child welfare law continues to be an evolving area of the law.  In 2010, the Appellate Division published 17 Decisions involving Title 9 and Title 30 litigation.  These cases are all very fact...

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An Example of the Child Welfare Runaway Train

Below is link to an article demonstrating what happens when there are no checks and balances on the State’s inordinate power to remove children from their families. http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/justina-pelletier-custody-battle/” title=”Parents lose custody of teen after seeking 2nd medical...

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete...

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