Why and How to Order a Change of Custody or Visitation in New Jersey
By finally coming to a custody agreement, you’ve walked a delicate tightrope to balance the schedules and needs of everyone in your family. Perhaps you needed a court to intervene in your contentious relationship and settle everything. However, when circumstances change and something isn’t working, you might find yourself needing to change your parenting time arrangements. Read the rest of this entry
How Does New Jersey Family Court Decide Custody?
New Jersey parenting plans are designed to make life easier for the children involved. Child custody can be established by a judge if parents can’t agree, but it is always best if parents work together on the details. When parents agree on a child custody calendar, New Jersey family courts will honor their parenting plan unless it is not in the child’s best interest.
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.
New Jersey Resources and Links for Families and Children
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.
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.
Which parents gets to decide the child’s religion in New Jersey?
Most people marry in the same religion but this is not always the case. Furthermore, for child born of non-married parents, having parents of different religions may be more common. This often then creates a problem as to how the child will be raised and what holidays they will celebrate. In Feldman v. Feldman, 378 NJ Super 83 (App Div 2005), the parties started fighting over religious issues after the divorce. The Appellate Division made it clear that the primary caretaker has the right to determine the religious upbringing of the child. Thus, the custodial parent will choose the religious instruction of the child. However, the non-custodial parent is free to bring the child to religious services during that parent’s time with the child.