On August 16, 2011, the mother of two small children was killed outside of her sister’s home in Boonton, New Jersey. Nazish Noorani was killed in a shooting that authorities said was arranged by her husband, Kashif Parvaiz, and a female associate of his from Boston.
Parvaiz has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Morris County jail on $3 million bail. Parvaiz’s mother, Talat Hassan, and his stepfather, Shafiq Hassan, have been the children’s primary caretakers.
The children, Riyaan, 5, and Shayaan, 3, as well as their mother and father, had previously lived in Brooklyn with the Hassans, who at first were reluctant to have the children split time with their maternal family.
Now, the mother’s brother, Fahim, and her sister-in-law, Asma Begum, sued for temporary custody of the children. Fahim and Asma live in Boonton with another brother and the brothers’ 72-year-old father.
With the help of a lawyer from the Children’s Law Center whom the court appointed to represent the children, the two families agreed to share time with the children. Judge Michael Katz of Family Court congratulated them for “working out an interim solution” during what has been “an emotional time for everyone.”
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, its good to see that extended family members have worked out their differences and can work for the benefit of the children.
If you have a Los Angeles County or Orange County child custody issues, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.