Custody of children can be an issue during, after, and independent of the divorce process. Whether child custody cases involve disputes over physical and/or legal custody matters, the courts will step in when parents, guardians, or others are unable to resolve the issues on their own. At this point, Monmouth County courts will always focus on making decisions that serve the best interests of the child or children involved in the case.
The Monmouth County child custody lawyers at Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop Attorneys at Law are here to help you whenever custody issues arise. We know how sensitive and important child custody cases can be, and we are highly effective at asserting our clients’ rights and protecting their interests throughout these cases.
New Jersey law recognizes the uniquely positive relationships grandparents can share with their grandchildren. As such, the law and family courts support grandparents’ rights to visitation with children whenever that serves the best interests of the children involved. When it comes to grandparents’ rights and visitation in Monmouth County and throughout the state, it’s essential to understand that:
Parenting plans are more than just detailed guidelines for co-parenting children. They are also legally enforceable court orders. That means that, if one parent violates a parenting plan, the other parent can take action to enforce the custody orders and possibly have punitive actions imposed on the non-compliant parent.
With custody enforcement cases, it’s essential to know that:
Fathers have no fewer rights than mothers to custody, visitation, and child support under New Jersey law. To exercise your fathers’ rights in Monmouth County, however, you need to first establish paternity. That can be done through voluntary acknowledgment or a paternity action, which involves the court and DNA testing.
Once paternity is established, fathers will have the right to seek visitation and/or custody. When they do, they should be focused on showing that sole or joint custody with them serves the child’s best interest. That can require various evidence and possibly even expert witness testimony. No matter what is needed to advance a father’s rights in a custody case, however, an experienced attorney can help.
Once custody orders have been issued by the court, it is possible to get them changed. These modifications are usually pursued when either parent experiences a significant life change, like getting a new job, being diagnosed with a new health condition, or having a new child.
As with any custody matter, modifications can be complex, there’s a lot on the line, and you may only get one chance to seek the outcome you want. Whether you’re seeking to obtain or block a modification to custody orders in Monmouth County, NJ, make sure you know what to expect, so you’re prepared and ready to present a better case.
When a custodial parent needs to make a major move, any objection from the noncustodial parent can bring the case to family court. Child relocation cases often get heated, and courts will usually consider an array of factors when deciding whether to grant or deny these requests. Some of the factors taken into consideration by family court judges include:
To win these cases, the custodial parent or the noncustodial parent will have to be able to show that their wishes support the child’s best wishes. No matter what side of these fights you are on, you need a Red Back child relocation lawyer at Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop Attorneys at Law.
New Jersey courts appreciate the special, unique relationships mothers and fathers share with children. That’s why family court judges try to preserve those relationships and give both parents time with a child whenever there are custody disputes. Sometimes, that means 50-50 joint physical custody. Other times, it results in one parent, the custodial parent, getting most time with a child. The other (noncustodial) parent can be granted visitation.
With visitation cases, it’s important to know that:
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Our Red Bank custody attorneys are ready to balance your emotional and financial needs, helping you figure out the best course(s) of action to help you achieve your objectives. We can also:
You don’t have to face the difficulty of child custody cases alone. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can start advising, supporting, and representing you.
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