New Jersey Resources and Links for Families and Children
Seeking Sole Custody in New Jersey
A lot of people who inquire about sole custody in New Jersey don’t fully understand what it means. Sole custody gives that parent the power to make all decisions without having to get consent from the other parent. This includes the day to day decisions that most parents with primary custody make but it also includes all major decisions regarding the child’;s health, education and welfare. In other words, this parents gets to act as if the other parent doesn’t exist. However, like many issues regarding custody, the court can carve out a number of exceptions. Thus, the other parent may still have an ability to object but that parent will likely have to show that the parent with sole custody is putting the child in danger by taking one action or another.