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Child Custody


The issue of Child Custody and parental rights is one of the most emotionally-difficult aspects of a divorce between parents with children. In the state of New Jersey, any conflicts arising from child custody and parenting time must always be made in the best interests of the child, and no parent is automatically viewed as more suited to raise the child, regardless of your sex or gender.

Because every family is different, custody arrangements can vary widely between couples. Some considerations include examining each parent's respective relationship and bond with your child, both spouse's career, education, and/or work schedules, and any medical or psychological needs of both you, your spouse, and your child or children. 

The most common custody arrangements are sole custody, joint legal custody, or shared custody (legal and residential/physical). Residential custody considers where your child will live and what a permissible parenting time or visitation schedule might look like, which is simply called "parenting time" in NJ. In the court's view, parenting time must recognize each spouse's contributions and role as a parent, regardless of how much time the child spends with each parent.

Legal custody on the other hand involves considering which parent will have primary decision-making authority over how your child is cared for and raised. Legal custody also includes decisions on how your child or children will be raised and academic concerns like schooling, as well as religious education.

Our attorneys have not only the knowledge, but the proven skillset and track-record to help guide you in developing the framework for a reasonable parenting and custody plan that benefits you and enriches your child's life. Likewise, if a circumstance has changed in your life or your ex-wife or ex-husband's life that might warrant a change to your existing custody and parenting time Agreement, contact us today. 

New Jersey Family Courts we appear in regularly:

Bergen County 
Justice Center, Room 119
10 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 527-2300


Essex County 
Family Division Dissolution Unit
Wilentz Justice Complex, Room 113
212 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 693-6710


Family Division Non-Dissolution Unit
Wilentz Justice Complex, Room 1365
212 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07012
(973) 693-5560 or (973) 693-5520


Hudson County
Family Intake Team
Administration Bldg., Room 203
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 795-6777


Hunterdon County 
Family Case Management Office
Hunterdon County Justice Center
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 237-5920


Mercer County
Family Case Management Office
175 S. Broad St., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
(609) 571-4200


Middlesex County
Family Part Intake Reception Team
Family Courthouse
120 New St., Room 111
P.O. Box 2691
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2691
(732) 519-3242

Monmouth County
Family Part, Courthouse
71 Monument Park
P.O. Box 1252
Freehold, NJ 07728-1252
(732) 677-4050


Morris County
Morris County Family Division
Morris County Courthouse Family Intake
Washington and Court Streets
P.O. Box 910
Morristown, NJ 07963
(973) 656-4000


Somerset County
Family Case Management Office
Courthouse, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
(908) 231-7600


Sussex County
Sussex County Family Division
Sussex County Judicial Center
43-47 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0630


Union County
Dissolution Assignment Office
New Annex Bldg.; Courthouse
2 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 659-3314


Warren County
Family Division Dissolution Unit
413 Second St.;
P.O. Box 900
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1500
(908) 475-6150


We understand that any decision involving your children is one that must be made with great care to ensure the best possible outcome for your child and your relationship with them. If you're facing a child custody or parenting time issue and you need help from a team of experienced lawyers, contact us today. Your consultation is absolutely free.