In any child-related legal matter, New Jersey courts make decisions and issue orders based on the best interests of the child. Parents’ views of what that means within their families often differ significantly. While every effort should be made to reach an amicable settlement regarding physical custody, legal custody and visitation/parenting time, having an experienced litigator on your side is essential for protection of your parental rights and relationships.
Many attorneys do not want to handle cases involving child custody because of the difficult emotional and legal issues. These matters often involve lengthy litigation with multiple competing expert witnesses on each side. Our attorneys have many decades of experience helping people resolve complex child custody and visitation concerns.
We know parents are often afraid of losing custody or control over their children’s lives, including making health, education, religion and other decisions. In many situations, creating a workable visitation schedule is as important as any other aspect of the case. Our accomplished legal team’s knowledge and experience are invaluable for clients with concerns about achieving a fair and just custody and visitation arrangement.
Our approach is to first conduct a thorough analysis of your situation, talking to you about your individual circumstances (work schedule, support network, etc.), children’s needs (school, friends, etc.), family dynamics and other relevant factors. We also bring in other qualified professionals to offer guidance and support in advocating for an appropriate custody and visitation agreement.
We are dedicated to achieving divorce outcomes that promote continued close relationships with both parents whenever possible, in full view of mothers’ and fathers’ career obligations and other priorities. However, we actively prepare for trial in the event litigation becomes necessary.
Parents’ concerns do not end once a child custody and visitation agreement is reached or ordered by a court as part of your proceedings. Modifications of child custody, visitation, child support or other orders are sometimes justified by a significant change in either parents’ or children’s circumstances — including negotiation or litigation associated with proposed child relocation. We support and advocate for clients dealing with possible modification of their agreement.
Our attorneys consistently provide the personal, focused attention that concerned parents need in order to make confident decisions and accomplish their most important goals.
Parenting Time (Visitation)
Guardian Ad Litem
Grandparental Rights & Third
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