Woodbridge township Child Custody Lawyers
Representation for Divorcing & Unmarried Parents in Middlesex County and Throughout New Jersey
One of the most stressful issues which is frequently argued in divorce cases or family law disputes is child custody. Whether you are getting a divorce from your spouse or you share a child out of marriage, our Woodbridge Township child custody attorneys at New Jersey Divorce Solutions can help you protect your relationship with your child.
We know that it can be difficult to agree on who will take care of your child and where they will live. Our goal is to help you establish a thorough parenting plan which meets your family's needs.
Do You Really Need A Lawyer For Child Custody In NJ?
NJ does lean toward 50/50 custody when it comes to joint custody arrangements. The court makes custody decisions based on the best interests of the child, presuming that it is best for both parents to share responsibility for the child's well-being. It is strongly suggested that you at least have a consultation with an attorney experienced in child custody matters, as the proceeding can become complicated.
Call us today at (732) 479-4711 or get in touch with our firm via our online contact form to discuss your unique custody situation.
Understanding Child Custody Laws in NJ
In child custody cases, either the parents will be granted shared custody or one parent will have primary custody. If you are unable to make a decision between the two of you, the court will make one for you. Although the court makes the final decision, proposing a custody and visitation plan (parenting plan) allows you to have the chance to express your desires and what you think is best for your child. Then the court will put forth an order in regards to both legal and physical custody.
New Jersey courts consider numerous factors when determining child custody, but they mainly focus on the child’s best interests. If the parents are seeking joint custody, the court will examine their ability to agree, communicate, and cooperate with regards to the child. Any history of domestic violence will factor heavily in any custody or visitation decision.
A few additional factors which the court may consider include:
- Health and healthcare needs of the child
- Age and preferences of the child
- Relationship between the parents and child
- The needs of the child to further his or her best interests
Establishing a Workable Parenting Plan
Developing a parenting plan that works for both parents can be difficult. When you hire our firm, you can rely on our Woodbridge Township family law attorneys to keep your child's well-being and best interests in mind. We take into account your concerns and goals, as well as what is best for your child on a long-term basis. With an office located in Iselin, we serve Edison and all of Middlesex county!
Please call us today at (732) 479-4711 to request a case consultation.
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