The New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division have released multiple opinions this morning. Pay attention to the Supreme Court's opinion if you are a family law attorney. In New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. Y.N., the Supreme Court held:
Absent exceptional circumstances, a finding of abuse or neglect cannot be sustained based solely on a newborn’s enduring methadone withdrawal following a mother’s timely participation in a bona fide treatment program prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional to whom she has made full disclosure.
A copy of the Court's opinion can be found here:
The Appellate Division released two published opinions this morning:
1. D.A. VS. R.C. In a case involving a 'parenting time schedule', the Court reversed Chancery Division, Family Part and sent the case back for mediation to resolve issues regarding parenting time and custody. A copy of the opinion is available here:
2. STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. SHERRONE H. ROBINSON, Criminal law opinion involving sentencing and jail credits. A copy of the opinion is available here:
Lastly, the Appellate Division released the following unpublished opinions: