In any circumstance where child custody rights are at issue, several essential matters are raised and the laws vary from state to state. If you’re going through a divorce in New Jersey, you may be questioning whether your child can principally live with you.
In Bergen County New Jersey Family Court, in our experience, we found that child custody and visitation will either be determined by settlement between the divorcing couple (ordinarily with the help of attorneys and mediators) or by the court. That is similar to many phases of a divorce — including property division, child support, financial division, and spousal support (alimony).
When a child’s parents are unmarried, the statutes from state to state can also differ, and some order that the mother is awarded sole physical custody unless the father takes action to be awarded custody. If unmarried parents do not reach child custody and visitation agreement out-of-court, the case can go before a family court judge for resolution.
If you’re going through a child custody dispute, you will want to know the laws and how judgments about your child will be made. An excellent way to learn about child custody laws is to reach out to a lawyer so that they can explain the laws and represent your interests.
If you live in New Jersey and are facing a child custody dispute, to learn more, ask questions, and seek advice, give the family law attorney Sheena Burke Williams Esq. a call at (201) 497-8700. She’d love to talk.
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