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Monmouth County Child Custody Attorney
What You Need to Know About Child Custody
If you are going through a divorce then you may know that one of the biggest issues that must be resolved is that of child custody. When two parents will no longer be living together, the parenting time schedule and decision making plan regarding their children will need to be determined. Your spouse and you can choose to come to an arrangement on your own, or if you cannot agree on the terms, the Court will step in to make the decisions. Depending on your circumstances you may need to consider if sole custody or joint custody is appropriate.
The Courts usually will favor having both parents involved with the children even if they are given different amounts of parenting time and parental rights. The best interests of the child is what guides the Court, and Courts try to allow the child to spend time with both parents as long as they believe that it will not be detrimental to their well-being.
Some of the factors that the Court will consider include:
- How much time each parent has historically spent with the child
- The mental status of each parent
- A parent's employment commitments
- Each parent's ability to provide a caring and structured home
- If there are any issues of domestic violence
Modification of Child Custody
In many situations, the circumstances that existed at the time of the divorce change and evolve over time. The Court may have ruled for custody to be determined in a certain manner but over time one or both of the parents may believe that the original Order is no longer best suited for their situation. This may be based on one party's belief that the other party is unstable and not able to take care of the child as they should. In these situations, or other related ones, a Motion can be filed with the Court to request a modification of the original terms of the divorce Judgment. If the Court finds that a significant change has occurred, an adjustment can be made.
If you are facing a child custody issue then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Monmouth County divorce lawyer from Amdur, Maggs & Dugan Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive representation, as we have extensive experience in divorce and family law matters. Do not hesitate to retain the legal services that you will need in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case from our firm today.
How a Monmouth County Child Custody Attorney Can Help
Your case is extremely important to us and we will fight vigorously to see that you achieve a favorable outcome of your case when you hire our firm. You can be sure that you will receive extensive one-on-one personal service in order for us to better understand your case and what your goals and desires are for the best outcome.
Once we review your situation, we will custom build a strategy and tailor your case in order to maximize your chances for a favorable outcome. If you choose to work with us, we will be able to answer all your questions, discuss your options, advise you as to the best legal action for you to take and provide you with one-on-one representation.