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

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Union County Child Custody Lawyer helps Father keep custody of child

V.C. – Union County Child Custody Case

In this case, both parents were fighting over custody of their young child.  The parties were not married and they had never been to court before.  Due to some of the mother’s mental health issues, the father claimed custody of the child when the parties broke up.  Popular thinking is that fathers cannot get custody of young children.  Our Union County Child Custody Lawyers were confident going in to the court appearance that we would be able to maintain the father as the primary custody of the child.  However, when the mother showed up with her own lawyer, who is clearly a top Child Custody Lawyer, we knew that this was going to be a knock down, drag out fight.  It is rare to see a case with two child custody lawyers in a FD case in Union County.  After arguing the case in front of the judge, the court sides with our lawyers and the father was awarded physical custody of the child.  Our lawyers were also successful in making sure that the mother’s parenting time was supervised.

Don’t let someone tell you that fathers cannot get custody of children in New Jersey.  It is possible.  Call our Union County Child Custody Lawyers today to discuss your case.

How to handle a parent that signs a child up for activities that limit the other parent’s visitation in NJ

Its amazing how many activities children are in these days. There seems to be an endless supply of sports, clubs, meetings and other activities that keep children occupied constantly. This presents a problem when the custodial parent signs up the child for an activity that interferes with the other parent’s visitation. Of course, it is preferable if both parents communicate and agree on the child’s activities but this isn’t always the case.

In Wagner v. Wagner, 165 N.J. Super. 553 (App. Div. 1979), the Appellate Division was faced with a mother who enrolled the children in Hebrew school without the consent of the father. The problem was that the time of the Hebrew school interfered with the father’s parenting time. The Appellate Division found that alternatives had not been fully explored and remanded the matter for a plenary hearing. The Court noted that parenting time is so important that the court should hold a hearing to establish to fashion a plan of parenting time more commensurate with the child’s welfare.

Unfortunately, some people just accept the other parent interfering with their parenting time by signing the child up for a number of activities. Don’t let it happen to you. Call the team of tough, smart New Jersey parenting time lawyers today.

Union County Parenting Time Lawyers