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What Happens During a New Jersey Child Custody Evaluation?

If a previous custody resolution process like an assessment or mediation yields no solution, the court may order a full child custody evaluation at the parents’ expense. Parents may agree to a single evaluator or each retain their own separately, and the court may also order a neutral evaluator.

Our custody lawyers keep your children happy

It is important to your family’s happiness that you succeed in navigating custody with your child’s other parent.

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What is the Difference Between Child Custody and Visitation in New Jersey?

Custody and visitation share much in common, but have many differences. Parental rights distinguish someone with visitation from someone with custody, and the two terms cannot be interchanged. Don’t be confused by the overlapping legal definitions or individual types.

Fight for your visitation, parenting time, and custody rights with legal aid from the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq.

Protect the bond between you and your child.

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New Jersey Resources and Links for Families and Children

Resources for Families

Free Legal Forms

Healthy Children

Case Law: Cases and Codes

Nurse/Family Partnership

American Academy of Pediatrics

National Alliance on Mental Illness

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

New Jersey Family Law

When parents separate, families find help at the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq.

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Gloucester County Child Custody Attorney helps client win parenting time motion

T.M. Gloucester County Child Custody Motion

In this case, the client was facing a motion from the father of the child for increased visitation in Gloucester County Superior Court (Woodbury).  She was very nervous because she wanted to protect the child from the father.  She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do but we assured her that if we fought the case hard and shut it down, she could then be in complete control of the parenting time schedule instead of having it forced upon her.  This allows her to protect her child much better since the father had a history of drug use, unstable housing and criminal activity.  While it involved a lot of work, we were able to shut down the father’s motion for increased visitation.

If you have a child custody issue that you need help with, call the team of tough, smart Gloucester County Child Custody Lawyers today.

Toms River Child Custody Lawyers help client regain unsupervised visitation

Our Toms River Child Custody Lawyers helped a client regain her parental rights today in Ocean County Superior Court. The client was facing a tough DYFS case at the same time her divorce case was going on. As a result of her cases being mismanaged by a prior attorney, her case was a total mess. In fact, these cases appeared hopeless from the surface. However, when our lawyers see a tough case, we get tougher.worked non-stop to fight against the non-stop allegations from her husband, the law guardian and DYFS. The judge was a second away from putting the client in in-patient but we prevented it from happening.continued to fight hard and at the next court appearance, we got the DYFS case dismissed and as a result, the client’s visitation was no longer supervised.

New Jersey Parenting Time & Child Visitation Lawyers

NJ Parenting Time Attorneys

Parenting time in New Jersey, also referred to as visitation, is very important to the non-custodial parent. After all, how can you be an involved parent if you don’t get to see your child that much? Obtaining your desired parenting time schedule can be difficult without a NJ parenting time lawyer because there is little case law directing what your schedule should be. Therefore, it is usually left to the Court’s discretion. As a result, your lawyer will have to often get creative to show the Court that the schedule you want is in the child’s best interest.


Our team of aggressive New Jersey visitation lawyers will put together a great motion for you. Our attention to detail helps us stand apart from our competition. When we say that we fight for you, we mean it. While our NJ lawyers attempt to mediate and negotiate when possible, we consider this a fight. You want our parenting time lawyers to get the job done and you don’t want someone that is afraid to put it all on the line. It doesn’t matter what county the court is in, who the judge is or who the other attorney is. Our team of parenting time lawyers backs down to no one.


Let us help you get the results that you want! Call now to get a free consultation with one of our NJ parenting time attorneys. We’ll find out what you are looking for and discuss how we can help you.