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August 2012 Archives

Mother could lose child custody over pageants

Somerville parents may have watched the reality show 'Toddlers & Tiaras' which airs on TLC. Regardless of one's personal feelings about the show, one mother is now under fire for allegedly "sexualizing" her daughter after allowing her to wear a Dolly Parton costume. She is now embroiled in an intense child custody battle with the little girl's father. He is seeking full custody and appears to have the backing of the court-ordered psychologist.

Somerville child support: Parents who hide income risk jail

Many Somerville residents use Facebook as a way to keep in touch with friends and family. However, now Facebook is making headlines for an entirely different reason. Investigators have tapped the social networking site as a way to gain information about a man who is currently behind on his child support payments.

New Jersey divorce: Set aside hard feelings to help the kids

A major misunderstanding about divorce among New Jersey couples is the concept of a clean break and the hope that one can wash their hands of the other spouse. While this may be true for those without kids, parents who divorce are required to co-parent following the split and are likely to see each other on a regular basis. Joint decisions will have to be made and the possibility exists there could be gatherings where both parents are required to attend.

New Jersey fans: Man wins child custody for NCAA title game day

An unusual request is making headlines and could be an interesting read for New Jersey sports fans. Many people know at least one person fanatical about their sports team, but one man has taken it to a new level with an interesting child custody demand. The man felt there was an imbalance in the amount of holiday requests his wife was making for the kids and the ones he made. Instead of arguing about it, he began to think about days that were special to him that he could share with his children.