Ocean County Child Custody Lawyer helps client regain visitation rights
In this case, our client (the father) had a vindictive ex call DYFS (now DCPP) on him and make false allegations of child abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, the client did not call us when dealing with the DYFS investigation. Like many people, he felt that he didn’t need a lawyer because he didn’t do anything wrong. He wasn’t using drugs so why not take a drug test? After passing several tests, he failed one. He swore that he didn’t use any drugs so we made sure that he took a hair follicle test. We then worked with DYFS to close out their investigation once we were able to show them that this was a false positive. We also made sure that DYFS sent over a report to the court. The timing of everything was very close but the court received everything the day before the motion date. As a result, the mother’s motion to suspend parenting time was denied and our client’s visitation rights were restored just in time for the holidays.
Motions for Sole Custody in New Jersey
In Nufrio v. Nufrio, 341 NJ Super 548 (App Div 2001), the Appellate Division upheld the trial court’s decision that a joint legal custodial relationship would not be in the best interests of the child. The Court found that the prime criteria for establishing joint legal custody centers on the ability of both parents to agree, communicate and cooperate in matters relating to the health, safety and welfare of the child notwithstanding animosity or acrimony that they may have towards each other. Of course, many cases involve hostility so simply stating that there is some animosity between both parents will not give one parent a leg up over another. Instead, the parent filing a motion for sole custody should be prepared with evidence to distinguish this case from the average case.
Burlington County Child Custody Attorney helps mother gain sole custody of child
Client wanted to terminate the father’s legal custody because he was in prison and he was using his rights to harass her. We filed a motion and the other side fought us hard even though he was in prison. However, we came up with a long list of arguments for our client and in the end, the court sided with us. As a result, the father cannot sit in prison and harass our client any longer.