Morris County Child Custody Lawyers
Working Towards the Best Interest of the Children
When children are involved in a divorce or when parents separate, child custody, child support and parent visitation cases can be very tough on each parent and the children. Parents can be worried about what living situation is best for the children and what their relationship with the kids will be going forward. Enlisting an accomplished Morris County attorney can help ease those fears and find a solution that works for everyone involved. Our firm at Levine & Levine has helped many clients obtain custody and visitation arrangements through mediation and litigation.
What Do Judges Look For In Child Custody Cases?
If you are dealing with child custody and visitation issues, the court hears evidence from both parents, as well as other witnesses for the child's best interest in mind, based upon a variety of aspects. Family courts look at the bond between child and parent when evaluating child custody options.
For accomplished help, contact our firm at (973) 718-3999.
Types of Child Custody in New Jeserey
There are many different custody arrangements that are designed to provide the best environment for the children, such as:
- Legal Custody – Being able to make decisions about the child’s life, such as education and healthcare.
- Physical Custody – Where the child resides and which parent the child resides with most of the time.
- Joint Custody – Both parents are responsible for making decisions about the children together.
- Sole Custody – When one parent is completely responsible for making decisions and providing housing for the child.
Factors in Determining Child Custody
Determining who is awarded custody during divorce proceedings is a complex decision. While only a court can make the final decision of child custody, having an experienced lawyer may be crucial to reaching the desired outcome in a child custody case. The judge will make their decision based on what they believe to be in the best interest for the child. Some areas of consideration are:
Location and Quality of Residence
Level of Care
Determining Visitation & Parent Plans in New Jersey
A parental visitation schedule will often be designed around what kind of custody is arranged. The schedule can be designed with your specific needs in mind and let you see the children on certain holidays, activities, or when your work schedule will allow you to be with them. As an accomplished child custody attorney in Morris County, Levine & Levine can help you achieve the visitation and parenting plan that meets your specific needs and maintains your right as a parent.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (973) 718-3999 for more information about how we can help you navigate child custody and visitation issues.
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