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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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New Jersey Resources and Links for Families and Children

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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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What Are the Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents in NJ?

Unmarried parents routinely have the same custody, support, and visitation problems that married ones have. Establishing paternity is vital in nondissolution custody cases, when unmarried partners separate. New Jersey family courts make no assumption about a father’s identity when an unmarried woman gives birth.

Unmarried parents divorce lawyer in New Jersey.

Divorce lawyers in New Jersey also help parents who never signed a marriage certificate.

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New Jersey Common Child Custody Questions

How do I file for custody of my child?

What type of custody is right for my family?

What is the difference between custody and visitation?

What are the custody laws for unmarried parents?

What should I expect during a custody battle?

How does a family court decide custody?

How do you prove a parent to be unfit?

Can we change custody or visitation arrangements?

How do I find the right custody attorney in NJ?

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq. fields a successful team of hardworking New Jersey family court pros. Our child custody lawyers know the ins and outs of the NJ family court system, and will deploy the best strategies in order to get your family back on track. Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW any time to discuss your case during a free consultation.

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Seeking custody after divorce brings up many questions for your lawyer.

Warren County Child Custody Lawyers helps client keep sole custody of children

T.S. Warren County Child Custody Case

Our Warren County Child Custody Lawyers helped this client in her divorce case.  A few months later, the father filed a motion for joint legal custody and other relief.  Our child custody lawyers fought hard against the father’s motion.  We called it what is was – harassment.  Luckily, the court denied his entire motion.  We showed him that our client would not be harassed by his frivolous motions.  If you are being harassed by frivolous child custody motions in any court in New Jersey, call our team of tough, smart lawyers today to discuss your case.

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.

NJ Divorce Lawyers

In New Jersey, the fight over child custody is often the central focus in a divorce case. Of course, the battle become even more complicated when you also have to fight many smaller battles over financial issues at the same time.  Some lawyers fail to plan for the custody battle, perhaps hoping that same will settle at some point or that it will drag on thus increasing the legal fees.  As the old saying goes, when you fail to plan you plan to fail.  Are you confident that your divorce attorney has a plan to win the custody battle?  If not, how can you hope to have any chance of success?

If your New Jersey divorce case involves custody or parenting issues, you need a team of lawyers that can help you get the results that are best for you and your family.  Our team of tough, smart NJ divorce attorneys will help you set up a plan from the start.  We know how to set up the case for victory from the very beginning.  By making moves early and often, our lawyers have found that trials can be avoided.  After all, if the other lawyer believes that we are more prepared for the custody battle, their own confidence may be severely shaken. As a result, instead of losing at trial, most lawyers will seek to settle.

While child custody may be the primary focus of your divorce case, your family deserves the best outcome for the entire divorce case.  Thus, our lawyers can help you fight the battle on many fronts.  While we are working on the custody and parenting time issues, we will also work on the financial issues that are important to you.  It doesn’t matter how complex the case is.  We are the aggressive attorneys you want in your corner, especially when the going gets tough.  Call us anytime to discuss all of the issues in your divorce case.

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Bergen County Divorce Lawyer helps client get custody of child

A.L.

Bergen County

Our client was the father of the child in this case. In addition to a divorce case, there was also a pending DYFS case. The client fired his lawyer and then hired us. Within just a few months we resolved the DYFS case in his favor. Through the DYFS case, we were then able to get him custody of the child. With custody out of the way, we quickly resolved the divorce case as well. Needless to say, the client was very happy that he came over to us.

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Warren County Child Custody Lawyers help client win custody in divorce case

T.C.

Warren County

This was another tough divorce case because the parties hated each other even more so than the average case. Before we were involved in the case there were a number of domestic violence issues, restraining orders and criminal charges. Half way through the case, the father went pro se and thus, had no more legal fees to pay which put our client at a significant disadvantage. The case was headed to trial but within a few weeks of the scheduled trial date, we worked out a settlement where the client got custody of the children, child support and alimony.

Warren County Child Custody Lawyers