Addressing child custody In New Jersey: The process and what you can expect
Child custody is a complicated issue and can be challenging to navigate in
Family Law matters. In New Jersey, it is crucial to understand the legal process
surrounding child custody, including what you can expect as well as any relevant
laws that may come into play. At Barli & Associates LLC, our firm has extensive
experience in Family Law, and we are dedicated to helping our clients reach the
best outcome in their child custody cases.
In New Jersey, Family Law courts can grant legal and physical custody to one or
both of the parents involved. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make
decisions regarding a child’s welfare, such as those related to medical care,
education, and religious upbringing. Physical custody refers to the parent with
whom a child physically resides.
When determining child custody, Family Law courts in New Jersey will consider
several factors, including the child’s welfare, any prior agreements between the
parents, and what is in the best interests of all involved parties. Family Law
judges may also look at which parent has been primarily responsible for taking
care of the child up until that point.
In some cases, Family Law courts may also order joint custody, which allows
both parents to have a say in the child’s upbringing and care. In this situation,
Family Law courts will typically grant one parent legal custody while ordering that
both parents share physical custody of the child.
It is important to note that Family Law courts in New Jersey will also consider
any prior agreement or arrangement established between the parents before the
court hearing. This includes informal agreements or arrangements that may have
been made without involving Family Law courts, as well as any formal custody
orders issued by other states.
At Barli & Associates LLC, we understand Family Law and can help guide you
throughout the child custody process. We stay up-to-date on any changes to
Family Law in New Jersey so that our clients are well-informed and have the best
chance of reaching a positive outcome in their cases.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your Family Law and child custody
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