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- Family Law
- Domestic Violence
- Appeals & Appellate
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- New Jersey
- New York
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- Grayson and Associates, LLC
- Law Offices of Bonny G. Rafel
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- J.D. (2005)
- Franklin & Marshall College
- B.A. | Psychology and Sociology
- New Jersey Bar Association
- Union County Bar Association
- Women Lawyers of Union County
- New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
- Provide pro bono services
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33 Questions Answered
- Q. My ex lives in NJ, I live on the New York side NY/NJ border. Can my ex stop me from marrying & moving about an hour away
- A: The standard in New Jersey for relocation is a detrmination of what is in the child’s best interest. The happiness of the custodial parent is not the primary consideration. The child’s best interest involves consideration of multiple factors related to child’s quality of life and contact with both parents and extended family. Relocation cases typically involve a plenary hearing which is proceeding similar a trial. You do bring up other issues such as the fact that you (and presumably the child) have been residing in NY for the past year, which may bring up juridsictional issues, but more details would be needed to see if that would be of any benefit to your case. Relocation matters are complicated and I suggest retaining an experienced family law attorney to discuss this matter and determine the right course of action for you.
- Q. I have not receive CS for 4 months. What should I do?
- A: My question would be whether you went to court on a motion of your own before a Judge or if the probation department held an enforcement hearing with a hearing officer. Depending on the circumstances, I would say file a motion to place him on a one-missed payment status, request a warrant for his arrest, have his license suspended, seek wage garnishment, and many other options. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the details and history of your case and what you can do to obtain payment of child support.
- Q. I am the caregiver of my 6 month baby and her father been there but can he bring her for over nite if she is so little?
- A: Overnight visitations can take place for a child 6 months old. A verbal agreement is not valid, however. You need to get everything in writing and signed by both parties. The best way to go is to have an attorney write a court order with all the terms you agree on and then both of you sign and it gets sent to the court to be signed by a judge. You can also set down who has legal and residential custody. Please think about seeing an family law attorney to do this. Your verbal agreement won’t hold up if the father decides not to follow it, it must be in writing.
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