IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE KIDS…

Recently in Monmouth County, New Jersey, a Judge had to make a decision in a case of first impression regarding custody and terminal illness. In the case (A.W. v. T.W.), the parties had been divorced since 2002. They had three children currently between the ages of 12 and 14. The parties shared joint legal custody, with the mother (T.D.) serving as the primary custodian and caregiver. Read more…

LIVING WILL AND HEALTH CARE PROXY

What is a living will? In simple terms, a living will is a written statement of an individual’s wishes regarding the medical treatment that person wishes to have or not have in the event that person becomes unable to make medical decisions. Such inability to make medical decisions can be as a result of an accident, illness or advanced age. A living will is also known as an advanced directive for health care. Read more…