Morristown Child Custody Lawyer
At Eveland & Foster, LLC., we understand how stressful and emotionally draining family law cases can be, especially child custody cases. We are dedicated to helping you through the process and advocating on your behalf. We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights and the best interests of your children are protected.
Child custody determines with whom a child will reside and how the responsibilities of parenting will be divided. It can be a highly contentious part of a divorce or legal separation, and it is important to have an attorney who is experienced in handling these cases to represent your interests. We can help you navigate the process, protect your parental rights, and make sure your children's best interests are a top priority.
Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at (973) 841-8856 or reaching out using our online form today.
How Is Child Custody Decided in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the court will decide child custody based on the best interests of the child, including the child's health, safety, and welfare. The court will also look at how mature the child is and how the child's routine would be affected by the change in custody.
The court will consider factors such as:
- How long the couple was married.
- Each parent's willingness to facilitate the other parent's relationship with the child.
- Each parent's ability to provide a nurturing environment for the child.
- Whether either parent is dealing with substance abuse or has a history of domestic violence.
- Each parent’s work schedule.
What Is Custody Modification?
A modification of a custody agreement or order can be requested if there is a change in circumstance, such as if the child's best interests would be served by the change. A court order can also be modified if both parents agree to the changes. However, if the parents cannot agree on the changes, a court order must be obtained to modify the custody agreement.
How Do I Get Custody of My Child?
To get custody of your child, you must prove to the court that your child's best interests would be served by granting you custody. You can do this by showing that your child's routine, environment, and relationships would not be disrupted by granting you custody. The court will also consider your relationship with the child, your ability to provide a nurturing environment, and your ability to provide a stable routine for the child.
Speak with our firm today by calling us at (973) 841-8856 or filling out our online form.