In the Law Journal’s Family Law supplement, articles focus on child support and emancipation, joint legal custody, domestic violence restraints and other topics.

Changes to Child Support and Emancipation in New Jersey
A new statute goes into effect Feb. 1, regarding termination of child support obligations. It will impact all current child support awards in New Jersey, making it an important change for practitioners to be aware of. Read more

Tips on Handling Domestic Violence Economic Mediations
Now that the pilot DVEM program has been in existence for one year, here are some helpful tips addressing issues that have been raised. Read more

The Joint Legal Custody Myth
The concept of joint legal custody continues to evolve, and parents, attorneys, mental health professionals and judges are compelled to think creatively to develop plans that minimize parental conflict and promote and protect a child’s best interests. Read more

DV in NJ: Re-thinking Permanency of Restraints and Examining Newer Causes of Action
It may be time to follow the lead of other progressive jurisdictions and contemplate whether the permanent duration of an FRO should be reconsidered. Read more