Child Custody Lawyers in New Jersey
How does deciding child custody in NJ work?
In most family law cases, parents have the opportunity to decide their child custody arrangements through mutual agreement. When both parents work together to decide on a parenting schedule, it will serve the best interests of the child while working well for the adults.
Custody of a child in New Jersey law means you take responsibility for and have rights to the child’s care, residence, and upbringing. Usually, natural or biological parents petition for custody or visitation. Sometimes grandparents, siblings, stepparents, or other relatives or caregivers who share a close relationship with or helped raise the child earn custody or visitation rights, too. When a parent is absent, dangerous, hospitalized, incarcerated, or otherwise unable to provide for the child, a guardian or psychological parent may claim custody.
Unfortunately, coming to an agreement on custody arrangements doesn’t always go smoothly. Some divorcing parents or guardians with conflicting goals find that working together means arguing. Butting heads over child support usually coincides with disagreements about visitation schedules, as well. In these circumstances, a court must intervene to separate the intentions or goals of the adult from the needs of the child. Courts always consider what would be best for the child when deciding who gets custody and when.
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