The New Jersey legislature has just introduced a new bill that would facilitate access to the court system, when a parent’s visitation or parenting time with a child has been denied, blocked or frustrated. Senate Bill S-2558, December 19, 2014.
Under New Jersey family law principles, "Parental Alienation Syndrome" is not a scientifically reliable or generally accepted theory in the context of contested child custody matters. In this case, a proper foundation was not established. Reversed and remanded. M.A. v. A. I. New Jersey App. Div., December 12, 2014
The New Jersey divorce judge made a mistake in not referring the case to mediation. Thus, the decision is reversed. The child custody issues were genuine and substantial. So, on remand, the matter must proceed to mediation. D.A. v. R.C., December 5, 2014