Child Custody and Parenting Time
One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce or break-up of an unmarried family is dealing with child custody and parenting time issues. It can be intimidating, stressful and emotional to have a Court determine with which parent your child spends most of his or her time. Our attorneys have many years of experience handling child custody and parenting time issues before the Courts in New Jersey.
At your initial PHONE CONSULTATION with one of our attorneys, your rights regarding child custody and parenting time will be explained to you. In particular, the differences between legal custody and residential custody classifications in New Jersey will be explained and how these rights are viewed by the New Jersey Courts. Our attorneys will also gather a detailed history of your family so the fact-sensitive nature of custody and parenting time can be fully explored.
Our attorneys all have experience handling child custody and parenting time trials before the New Jersey Courts, including the use of custody evaluations and expert witnesses. However, our attorneys are also sensitive to the idea that no two families are alike. As such, parents are often best suited to create a parenting time schedule that fits their family’s specific needs. Our attorneys strive to collaboratively resolve custody and parenting time issues whenever possible, but when that is not possible or appropriate, our attorneys will fight for your custodial rights.
The expertise of our attorneys does not end with the initial break-up of a family or a divorce. Our attorneys also have years of experience handling the modification of custody and parenting time plans. These modification cases can often be just as involved as an initial determination of custody and our attorneys will ensure that you are apprised of your rights throughout the process. In particular, our attorneys are adept at handling very sensitive issues that effect custody and parenting time, such as allegations of drug or alcohol abuse, allegations of physical abuse or child sexual abuse, allegations of child neglect, or even issues such as two parents who have diametrically opposing ideas of how to best raise their child.
Our attorneys also have expertise in handling international child kidnapping cases and those custody cases that reach across state lines and international borders. Our attorneys can walk you through the delicate legal puzzle that is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which addresses intra-state custody disputes, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), which addresses intra-state child support disputes.
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