When parents in New Jersey make the difficult decision to get divorced, they are faced with the emotional task of determining child custody. Parents are often overwhelmed by the idea that they will not be able to see their child every day as they once did. In many cases, parents cannot make a custody decision on their own and require the assistance of the court to come up with an arrangement on their behalf.
The vast majority of the time, the court will appoint joint custody to the parents. However, if the court feels as though one parent may pose a risk to the child, they may award sole custody to the parent that is deemed more fit to parent. The court takes a number of different factors about the child and the parents into consideration when coming up with a child custody arrangement, some of which include the following:
- The ability of each parent to care for the child
- The ability of each parent to act in the best interests of the child
- The relationship between the child and each parent
- The quality and stability of home life that each parent can provide
- The needs of the child
- The safety of the child
If you have questions about child custody in New Jersey, it is important to consult with an attorney that can fight for the future of your family. Contact us today.
Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.