Child custody factors and considerations

Despite the fact that you and your child’s other parent most likely have his or her best interests at heart, you each may have very different ideas about what is actually best for your child. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Levine & Levine understand that differences of opinion and concerns over the upbringing and care of children can play a major role in divorce and child custody proceedings. As a result, we strive to inform our clients of the many practical and legal considerations that are often taken into account by the New Jersey family court system when establishing child custody arrangements.

Determining reasonable and fair child custody arrangements for you and your family do not depend upon whether or not you and your child’s other parent were married. The best interests of the child in question are always at the forefront of the case, and have the most significant impact on court decisions in many cases. And while the specific circumstances of your child custody case are no doubt unique, some of the factors that may be taken into consideration by the family court can include:

  • The age of your child
  • The living situation and lifestyle of you and your child’s other parent
  • Your child’s safety and well-being
  • Your child’s own concerns and preferences

Concerns over legal paternity and child support obligations can also arise during the course of child custody proceedings, and may factor into your case as well. And in the event that you are confronted by divorce, determining custody arrangements for your child could be complicated by a degree of acrimony between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

Child custody arrangement can be tailored to account for the unique circumstances surrounding your case. Visit our web page today to learn more about topics relating to implementing and enforcing a child custody order in the state of New Jersey.