Are you going through a divorce and have children? Check out these 3 questions about child custody, then call our office today for a free consultation.
1. How Can I Create the Best Arrangement for My Family?
- Parents generally begin by considering how they will share legal and physical custody of their children.
- One parent may be designated the parent of primary residence – the parent with whom the child or children will live the majority of the time. The other parent is then referred to as the parent of alternate residence.
- Contention arises when both parents hope to be the parent of primary residence, and many factors can affect the potential success of a 50/50 custody arrangement.
- If a 50/50 arrangement is not suitable for your family, one parent may be the primary parent, and the parent of alternate residence may have a specified parenting time schedule.
- There’s no cookie cutter approach to custody. The real question is, “What’s in the best interest of the children?” Ideally, parents can build plans that truly focus on the children. Because parents are generally best equipped to make this determination, they should do their best to focus on what’s best for the child or children.
2. What Factors are Considered When Discussing Parenting Time and Visitation?
- Parenting time and custody are essential components in a divorce involving children.
- Schedules can vary based on the best interest of the children.
- Holidays, birthdays, and special events should also be considered when developing a schedule.
3. Can I Move to Another State with my Children After Divorce?
- Relocating outside the jurisdiction with minor children is among the most difficult challenges a parent may face. The court considers many factors in response to a parent’s request to relocate outside the jurisdiction.
- The child’s best interests guide the court’s decision-making process.
- A number of specific factors must be discussed with your attorney because it’s not as simple as saying, “I have a new job, and I’m leaving the state.” A court order allowing the move can be a time-consuming process.
Do you have more questions about child custody? After reading these 3 questions about child custody, contact New Jersey Child Custody Attorney Tanya L. Freeman to help you.
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