When married parents divorce, or when unmarried parents split up, the most important legal matters they face concern the future of the children. The outcome of child custody proceedings determines a broad range of issues, from where the child holds primary residence to how holidays and other special occasions are divided.
At Forster Arbore Velez, our family law attorneys are strong, compassionate advocates for parents facing child custody issues in Morris County and throughout New Jersey. We are prepared to handle all of your child custody issues, no matter how complex or contentious.
Experienced Representation For Child Custody Matters In New Jersey
In New Jersey, there are two broad categories of child custody, legal and physical:
- Legal custody refers to making important decisions regarding aspects of the child’s life, such as education, health care and religion. It is common for legal custody to be shared by the parents, but this is not always the arrangement.
- Physical custody refers to where the child holds residence. In some cases, parents share physical custody equally. If sole physical custody is awarded to one parent, the other will typically have visitation privileges.
Child custody matters can be the subject of contentious, emotionally charged disputes. The legal standard in all child custody matters is upholding the best interests of the child(ren) involved.
We are skilled at resolving child custody disputes through negotiation and mediation, and always strive to do so in the most amicable, cost-effective manner possible. We are strong trial advocates as well, and know how to negotiate from a position of strength.
We know that you want what is best for your child. We are here to help you achieve that important goal.
Contact Us For All Of Your Child Custody Concerns
Our lawyers are prepared to handle all of your child custody matters, from establishing custody and visitation, to relocations and modification issues.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 973-668-4435 or toll free at 888-382-3974 to arrange a consultation with an experienced child custody attorney.