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.
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.
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.
Many parents face difficulty in collecting unpaid child support from their former partner. In addition to the daily responsibilities of raising and caring for one or more children, many New Jersey parents find themselves having to play the part of bill collector when the other parent neglects to meet his or her child support obligations. This scenario is challenging when the other parent lives on the other side of town. Imagine the complications when that parent lives on the other side of the world.
Parents in New Jersey may be interested in a recent news story covering a lengthy child custody case. The case has garnered national attention and finally appears to be close to resolution. A man who had his parental rights stripped and began a bitter child custody battle has finally gained the right to see his daughter again.