The break-up of a family can become increasingly complex when children are involved. Questions such as, “Who will the child live with?” and “What will a visitation schedule look like” are common. Obtaining high quality New Jersey child custody lawyers will ensure that yours and your family’s best interests are kept in mind. The child custody attorneys at Castronovo & McKinney can help you achieve stability for your family.
Child Custody Laws in N.J.
As with any legal matter, it is important to educate yourself on your options. When it comes to New Jersey child custody, the two main points to consider are where your child will live and who will make decisions on how to care for your child. There are three options when pursuing your child custody case. Joint legal custody exists when one parent’s home serves as the main residency for the child, while the other parent’s home is an alternative.
In joint legal custody, both parents make decisions regarding the care of the child allowing both parents to play a role in the child’s life. Sole custody is achieved when one parent not only provides the child’s legal residency, but that single parent also determines how the child will be raised and cared for. The final custody possibility is shared legal and physical custody. This is when the child resides with both parents equally, often in an alternating schedule. In shared child custody, both parents also equally contribute to the decision making process when it comes to raising and caring for the child.
Who Get’s Custody Rights?
The legal process for child custody can be confusing, whether you disagree with your spouse over this matter or not. Issues regarding child residency, visitations, and parenting plans in New Jersey often arise. Our attorneys can work to achieve a visitation schedule that fits your life. Holidays, work schedules, personal travel, and more are all factors when determining visitation in child custody cases. Meanwhile, religion, health care, and education are just a few concerns to consider when creating parenting plans for child custody. All of these details and many more can be handled by the skilled team of child custody lawyers at Castronovo & McKinney.
Contact us to set up a consultation. Let our experience help guide you toward achieving your child custody goals while making decisions that best suit your family.