Mount Laurel Child Custody Attorney
Finding a Solution to Your Child Custody & Visitation Issues
Custody of your children can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce or between two co-parents. Each parent has a right to time with his or her children. Determining when and how that happens can be the difficult part.
At FUHRMAN & EDELMAN, our skilled family law attorneys in Mount Laurel work with you and your spouse or co-parent to find a balance for child custody that accommodates everyone's wishes. We can help you maintain your relationships with your kids, now and in the future.
Since we have practiced matrimonial law in Mount Laurel and the surrounding areas in Burlington County for many years, we can anticipate how legal decisions may be made in your case. We explain all of your options and their potential outcomes. We want you to have the information you need to make informed decisions that will affect you and your children for many years to come.
If you want to speak directly with our Mount Laurel child custody lawyers, schedule a free consultation at (856) 288-2772!
How Is Child Custody Determined in NJ?
New Jersey state law encourages parents to work out these issues together by creating a parenting plan. Although one parent will be considered the parent of primary residence and the other the parent of alternate residence, each will have parenting time with the children. As far as the courts are concerned, both parents should be involved in their children's lives. All legal decisions will be made in the best interests of the children. How your plan works is up to you.
Factors that affect child custody arrangements:
- The child's emotional ties with each parent
- Parenting ability
- Level of cooperation between parents
- Stability of each home
- Geographical proximity of the homes
- Any history of abuse or violence
If you and your spouse or co-parent are unable to come to an agreement, the court will have to make a decision for you. If this is necessary, our experienced divorce lawyers can aggressively represent your position in front of a judge.
What Makes a Parent Unfit in NJ?
An unfit parent in New Jersey is a parent that is not able to provide a safe environment for the child to live in. This lack of ability to provide such an environment could lead to mental or physical harm for the child. While this is a good definition to keep in mind, cases should be considered on a case by case basis. All situations are unique and have unique solutions based on the circumstances around it.
How Do I File for Custody of My Child in NJ?
We can guide you through the process of creating a parenting plan that accommodates you and your spouse or co-parent. We realize that every family is different. You will have your own needs and concerns, as will everyone else involved. Our child custody attorneys in Mount Laurel take this into account as we develop a parenting plan customized to your needs. We can also assist with custody order modifications if your family has had a major change in schedules or income.
Let us help you maintain strong family ties to your children! Schedule a free consultation at (856) 288-2772 or send us an email to discuss your child custody issue.