A putative father has no right to be notified that the expectant mother is in labor nor to be present in the delivery room if the mother objects, a New Jersey Judge says in an apparent case of first impression nationwide.
Ruling in a dispute between estranged, unmarried parents, Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed held that a woman’s right to privacy and to control her body during pregnancy allows her to shut the father out.Continue reading
Currently, in most states, child support does not terminate automatically. A paying parent would have to file emancipation papers with court, notify the other parent and then the court wiould decide if the child should be emancipated. This is necessary because most states do not emancipate a child who attends college immediately following high school. A college student is deemed to still need support from both parents.Continue reading
N.J. Schools Sued Over Bullying Can Sue Pupils Responsible, Judge Says
A school district sued under New Jersey’s strict Anti-Bullying law may bring contribution claims against the students accused of harassing the plaintiff, a judge has ruled in a case of first impressions.Continue reading