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What Must My Lawyer Show A Judge So I May Transfer Custody Of My Children?
What Must My Lawyer Show A Judge So I May Transfer Custody Of My Children?

A New Jersey child custody lawyer must prove that a change of circumstances has occurred that not only would allow a judge to revisit the most recent child custody and parenting time court order but may then allow for a plenary hearing to determine if custody should in fact ...

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