Defining what is in "the best interest" of a child during a divorce case or in an unwed couple's separation case is usually the most difficult aspect of determining child custody. At Hartstein & Hartstein, our Bergen County child custody attorneys help prevent and settle child custody disputes, whether it is through negotiations, mediations or court actions. Our attorneys have been practicing family law for more than 30 years and know how to apply pertinent, legal details to every client's specific situation.
In most divorce cases, it is children who are on the forefront of everyone's mind. In such a difficult environment, we will help make sure that their best interests and your best interests are identified, and then we will help you secure those interests to the greatest extent possible. Call us at 201-399-4276 or send us an email to start sorting through the important matters.
Englewood Child Custody Rights Attorney Representing New York And New Jersey Clients
In general, physical custody of a child or children can be granted to one parent or shared jointly. In some instances — although it is usually not advisable — parents opt for split custody when they have multiple children. When the two parents are unwed, the mother usually is granted physical custody. Even if physical custody grants more time for one parent, legal custody could be equally shared. Legal custody encompasses the right to make important decisions about a child's development: education, health care and other influential matters.
However, each situation and the individuals involved are unique. Determining if one parent or both will retain physical and legal custody of a child is based on several factors:
- The nature of the parents' relationship
- The child's preferences
- Mental and physical condition of each parent
- Housing and living conditions each parent provides
The deciding factors in determining parental responsibilities, including child support, can be difficult to sort through. It's a trying time. We will commit to making the situation easier.
We also understand the importance of establishing trust with our clients and building a supportive, professional relationship. Parents' and children's situations change, and having that established trust with an attorney makes any subsequent decisions, such as child custody modifications, easier.
Contact Our Experienced, Committed Child Custody Lawyers
We have been building trust for three decades. To learn more about how we can help with your child custody concerns, call us at 201-399-4276, send us an email or visit our office for a free consultation. Se habla español.