Family Court

N.J. Supreme Court rules parents cannot be forced to prove innocence in child abuse cases

BY: - September 27, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday family courts cannot require parents affirmatively prove they did not abuse their children, sending a case involving alleged child abuse back to family court. The decision stems from a 2018 case involving an apparently abused infant whose parents were stripped of custody after trial and appellate judges […]