Child Custody

Strategic Solutions for Child Custody: Your Partner in Family Well-Being

Child Custody, Visitation & Parenting Plans in New Jersey

Jersey Coast Family Law attorneys in Toms River and Red Bank will provide counsel so that you and your spouse find creative, fair, and flexible solutions that work best for your family. Our Ocean and Monmouth County child custody lawyers know that your children’s wellbeing is at the forefront of your mind and ours too.

Our Ocean and Monmouth County child custody attorneys can help you understand your various options and work with you to find a customized solution that fits your family’s needs. If you are seeking assistance with any divorce and family law matter, such as child custody, visitation, or creating a parenting plan, our child visitation lawyers are here to help.

Contact Jersey Coast Family Law for a consultation with an Ocean and Monmouth County child custody lawyer (732) 361-4718.

What Are the Types of Child Custody in New Jersey?
Jersey Coast Family Law child custody lawyers in Toms River and Red Bank help families find alternatives to litigation, such as mediation, when working towards a child custody agreement. However, we understand that sometimes this isn’t possible. In these instances, we will vigorously pursue the custody and parenting schedules that work best for our client and their children.

In New Jersey, there are 2 different types of child custody:

  1. Legal Custody: Refers to any decision made about a child’s education, religion, and health care.
  2. Physical Custody: Refers to where a child spends their time.

Ocean and Monmouth County child custody attorneys from our firm can help with any issue, including:

  • Out-of-state relocation
  • Legal guardianship
  • Modifications to Child Custody Arrangements
  • Child Visitation/Parenting Time
  • Parental Alienation

How Is Child Custody Decided in New Jersey?
The New Jersey court uses several factors to decide the best possible scenario for the custody of children. The courts will always do what is in the child’s “best interests.”

Some factors of consideration are:

  • The child’s interaction with parents (and siblings, if any)
  • The child’s current home environment
  • The parents’ ability to parent and provide
  • Each parent’s financial readiness
  • The child’s geographic location
  • The child’s preferences on which parent they prefer to live with, what school they would like to attend, etc.

For parents seeking joint custody, the courts will take into account the parents’ ability to amicably make decisions and communicate on important decisions regarding their children. Domestic violence issues may also play a factor. If a parent has shown to have a history of domestic violence, the courts may choose supervised visits with the child in the interest of safety.

Creating a Parenting Time Schedule

The parenting time schedule includes details of the designated time each parent will spend with the child. It includes the parent’s day-to-day activities, vacations, holidays, and other significant events. The schedule should always be made with the child’s needs first: emotional, mental, social, and physical. It may be helpful to have the schedule laid out in a calendar so each parent can see when it is their time to spend with the child.

Contact Our Ocean and Monmouth County Child Custody Attorneys

Our Ocean and Monmouth County, NJ child custody attorneys understand that issues with child custody can be highly charged and emotional for everyone involved. Divorce is already a complex and emotionally fraught situation—adding children into the equation makes the process that much more complicated. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide compassionate guidance and assertive representation you can rely on. When you need a child custody lawyer in Ocean or Monmouth County, turn to Jersey Coast Family Law.

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Abigale M Stolfe, Esq

Abigale M Stolfe, Esq.

Heather Capp, Esq

Heather Capp, Esq.
Managing Attorney

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Jersey Coast Family Law have extensive knowledge in divorce litigation and family law mediation matters, from pre-nuptial agreements and post-judgment litigation. Our team has reached countless favorable resolutions on behalf of individuals involved in high-net-worth, complex, and litigious cases. As dedicated family lawyers, our goal is to guide our clients to the right path towards emotional and financial resolution.

We have repeatedly provided trusted legal counsel, with the solid goal of de-mystifying what is often a client’s first experience with our judicial system.