New Jersey Child Custody Lawyers
What You Need to Know:
- Our New Jersey child custody lawyers help you negotiate a child custody agreement that is mutually satisfactory, where there is no “winner” or “loser.”
- We help explain the difference between sole legal custody, shared legal custody, sole residential child custody, shared residential child custody, parent of primary resident, and parent of alternate resident.
- Determining a child custody arrangement depends on a range of issues and factors.
- In cases where the child’s safety is threatened, we help convince the judge that you are the more fit parent.
Our New Jersey child custody lawyers help you negotiate a child custody agreement that is mutually satisfactory, where there is no “winner” or “loser.”
We help individuals who are seeking assistance with the following issues:
- sole legal custody
- physical custody
- shared legal custody
- sole residential child custody
- shared residential child custody
- parent of primary residence
- parent of the alternate residence
Determining a child custody arrangement depends on a range of issues and factors, but the primary factor in the view of New Jersey courts that dictates all decision-making is the child’s best interests.
In child custody cases where the child’s safety is threatened due legal issues like domestic violence, the custodial parent’s home environment, among other family law dynamics, our child custody attorneys will be able to assist you to put your best foot forward with a judge to establish or maintain a fair and appropriate parenting plan.
The Right Custody Arrangement For Your Situation
Custody arrangements are often the most contested and difficult family law matters that divorce lawyers handle on a regular basis. The state of New Jersey takes child custody cases very seriously, which is partly why it’s so vital to work with our experienced New Jersey child custody lawyers to determine a custody arrangement that is best for you and your children.
At MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family LawTM of New Jersey by Schultz & Associates, LLC, our New Jersey divorce and family law attorneys will discuss all types of legal advice and resolutions, including innovative custody arrangement options with the goal always being to provide for the best interests of the children in terms of joint custody, parenting time, visitation rights and other child custody issues.
It is often best at first to try to attempt to avoid a legal battle in which one party is declared the winner and the other the loser, especially in a highly emotionally charged family law matters involving children and a parents’ custody rights. One of the benefits of hiring an experienced divorce attorney is that you’ll have access to all the general information you need during these stressful decision-making processes within New Jersey courts, and we’ll always initially work towards negotiating a child support and child custody arrangement that is mutually satisfactory for both parents.
If for any reason these negotiations fail, our New Jersey child custody attorneys will not hesitate to protect your legal rights through aggressive litigation on your behalf.
Sole and Joint Child Custody in New Jersey
New Jersey law promotes the concept that it’s the best interest of the child to have strong, functional relationships with both parents. However, the issue of joint custody in New Jersey is by no means straightforward.
At the law offices of MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family LawTM of New Jersey by Schultz & Associates, LLC, our New Jersey child custody attorneys will be able to easily distinguish and explain the complex differences between the following:
- Sole legal custody
- Shared or Joint legal custody
- Sole residential child custody
- Shared residential child custody
- Parent of primary residence
- Parent of alternate residence
Our family lawyers and New Jersey divorce specialists will also help you to better understand your custody rights when it comes to developing a workable visitation/ parenting time schedule that fits the child’s best interests and specific situation within each parent’s home environment.
How Are Child Custody Arrangements Determined?
Determining any child custody arrangement involves consideration of a range of legal issues, including but not limited to the following:
- The child’s best interest
- The child’s and parent’s physical and mental health
- The relationships between the child and each parent
- The relationship and cooperation between the parents
- The stability of each potential home environment
- Any special needs of the child
- The geographic distance between parents’ homes
- The child’s parenting plan preference, if he or she is of a certain age.
Can Children Chose Where They Live?
Parents often wonder whether their child will have a voice certain issues of their divorce case. The bearing of a child’s opinion on a court’s decision depends on several factors, including the judge and the child’s age. Although most judges prefer not to directly involve children as to where they will live, an expert with whom the parents have consulted can express the child’s wishes.
Who Has the Right to Child Custody in New Jersey?
Our New Jersey child custody lawyers represent non-married clients who have children and are in need of getting, enforcing, or modifying child custody cases or parenting time/visitation arrangements. Whatever your situation, we work with you to create solutions that meet the child custody arrangement needs of all parties.
When the Safety of Your Child Is at Stake
In some unfortunate cases, it’s not in the child’s best interests to maintain relationships with both parents, as in some cases that involve domestic violence, drug or alochol use, or sexual abuse by a parent.
When a child is potentially in danger by being exposed to the other parent, our New Jersey child custody lawyers have the experience to demonstrate to the judge all of the circumstances in play and that it’s the child’s best interest to provide you with sole legal and/or residential custody, even if on a temporary basis. Our New Jersey child custody lawyers will present a case that clearly documents your position, and we’ll fight aggressively for you and your child’s best interests.
Contact Our Skilled New Jersey Child Custody Lawyers For Your Most Delicate Custody Matter
Reach out for a consultation with our experienced New Jersey child custody lawyers representing clients in both New Jersey and New York at MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family LawTM of New Jersey by Schultz & Associates, LLC at 201-880-9770 or contact us online to find out how our New Jersey child custody lawyers can help you with your custody arrangements.