It is clear that multi-parent families and third-party custody rights is an emerging area of family law, but the courts and Legislature do not appear to be keeping up.

In recent years, no area of family law has changed as much as the area of custody and the definitions of “family” and “parent.” In this article, Family Law shareholder Helen Casale discussed multi-parent arrangements, and what every family law practitioner needs to know about this ever-evolving topic.

This article was originally published in the December 2018 issue of New Jersey Lawyer magazine, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission.

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