Child Custody for Unmarried Parents in Morris County
Three Decades of Family Law Experience
As unmarried parents, if you are separating from your significant other, you could be facing a tough legal situation to determine your child custody arrangement. There can be additional steps that parents who are divorcing do not need to take as they establish their custody and visitation schedules. An established child custody lawyer in Morris County can help guide you through all of the steps and can help determine a fair custody arrangement. Our firm at Levine & Levine can provide you with reliable and trusted legal representation and mediation services that can help you obtain the custody arrangement you and your children need.
Call (973) 718-3999 to learn more about how the legal team at Levine & Levine can help with child custody for unmarried parents.
Who Has Custody of a Child Born Out of Wedlock in NJ?
In NJ, any unwed mother that gave birth to the child is always considered that child's mother. However, for an unwed parent to be recognized as a parent to the child to secure any custody rights, that parent must establish paternity before seeking custody rights.
What Extra Steps You Could Face with Child Custody
For unmarried parents needing a child custody arrangement, you might have to:
- Establish paternity
- Determining parental rights
- Establishing child support payments
Issues Regarding Child Custody
Child custody cases can have significant implications for you, your former significant other, and your children. There can be serious issues if you or the other parent want to move out of New Jersey. There can be other legal hurdles that must be cleared to allow for the children to be moved so it does not violate custody arrangement and parenting plans.
Call Levine & Levine for Accomplished Legal Help
At Levine & Levine, our Morris County attorney has helped clients for 30 years. While child custody for unmarried parents can be convoluted and draining for many people, our experienced lawyer can help you better understand the legal process and can provide you with effective legal representation.
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