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Custody and Parenting Time in New Jersey: The Most Pressing Legal Challenges

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Produced on October 01, 2018

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Course Information

Time 51 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Custody and parenting time are two of the most difficult issues in divorce cases involving children where the parties cannot agree on a plan moving forward. In New Jersey, courts evaluate what is in a child’s best interests in addressing these issues. In making custody and parenting time determinations, a court may order a risk assessment, a custody and/or parenting time evaluation, or even appoint a Guardian ad Litem or court appointed counsel to represent a child’s interests.

Join Angela M. Scafuri, Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, for an informative program that explores these pressing issues. This is an excellent course for both new and seasoned practitioners facing difficult custody and parenting time issues in divorce litigation.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify potential issues early in the case
  2. Understand the impact of addiction issues and substance use disorders
  3. Identify the need for experts
  4. Review the roles of a Guardian ad Litem and court-appointed counsel
  5. Develop a checklist for risk assessments and custody evaluations


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Faculty

Angela Scafuri

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Angela is a Shareholder in the Firm's Family Law Practice. As a member of the firm's Family Law group, Angela routinely works with clients whose needs lie in  all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, alimony and child support, custody and parenting time issues, same-sex divorce and dissolution, high asset divorces, separation and property settlement agreements and domestic violence matters. Angela is also a trained collaborative law professional and a New Jersey Supreme Court approved R. 1:40 mediator, as well as only one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence Final Restraining Order.

Angela is admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases as well as the roster of Civil Mediators for the Superior Comi of New Jersey for several New Jersey counties. She serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Morris County, and volunteers her time for both the New Jersey Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project of Morris County and the Morris County Family Law Self-Help Clinic for prose litigants. 

She also devotes her time to our service men and women through the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Military Project. Angela has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly as one of the state's top "Rising Stars," was recognized by her peers as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2011, and was recognized by "10 Leaders" for matrimonial law age 45 and under. Angela has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court for her second term to the District XA Ethics Committee. She is also a Trustee and serves on the Executive Board for the Morris County Bar Association.  

Angela received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of family law issues, including those involving social media and ethics.



Reviews

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Jill P.

was helpful Helpful seminar for family law practitioner

AM
Andrew M.

Handling a case with parenting issues, very helpful

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Henry S. S.

Extremely helpful and informative. Excellent presentation. Thank you.

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Rui L.

Very informative and practical!

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