Forms of Child Custody in New Jersey

Posted November 15th, 2013 by .

Categories: Family Law.

Determining child custody is one of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce. Even if both parents agree on what’s best for their children, the decisions you make now will have long-term ramifications for you and your family.

Newark divorce attorney Anthony Carbone has years of experience in divorce proceedings and helping parents protect the best interests of their children. If you’re facing divorce, please call 201-963-6000 to schedule your personal consultation with Mr. Carbone.

In New Jersey, child custody is most often awarded as joint physical and legal custody, or as sole custody. The court usually prefers to grant joint legal custody, meaning that both parents have the right to look out for the child’s well-being and make decisions about issues such as education and healthcare. However, the court is also tasked with acting in the best interests of the children and considers many factors, including:

  • Ability of each parent to care for the child
  • Relationship of the child to his or her parents and siblings
  • Child’s preference, if he or she is over the age of 12
  • Any history of domestic violence and abuse

Determining child custody is rarely straightforward, and you need an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and the best interests of your children.

If you are considering or are confronted with divorce, please contact Newark divorce attorney Anthony Carbone today to arrange your consultation. Mr. Carbone welcomes clients from the greater Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, areas.

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