Child Custody Legal Services

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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

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                                      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 trusted lawyers, contact us today. Your consultation is absolutely free.