The most important issue in any family law matter — regardless of whether or not the parties were married — is the custody and parenting time of your child. The first priority in any custody case is to shield your child from the pain they will experience caused by the breakdown of their family unit. The State of New Jersey takes into account several statutory factors in making a custodial determination. It is important to choose an attorney who will passionately represent you in a disputed case while at all times taking measures to shield your child from the destruction of a disputed custody case.
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Child custody is determined by a judge in the Totowa Family Court.
Yes, a custody agreement can be changed after it is established if there is a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in the living arrangements of the child or a parent’s job.
The court considers the best interests of the child when deciding on custody, taking into account factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the stability of the home environment, and the physical and mental health of each parent.
There are two types of custody arrangements: physical custody, which refers to where the child lives, and legal custody, which refers to the ability to make decisions regarding the child’s upbringing. There can be sole or joint physical and legal custody arrangements.
If a parent wants to relocate with the child, they must obtain the consent of the other parent or obtain a court order allowing them to do so. The court considers the best interests of the child when deciding whether to allow the relocation.
Yes, a non-parent can seek custody of a child in Totowa, but they must prove that it is in the best interests of the child and that they have a close relationship with the child. The court will also consider whether the child’s parents are fit to raise the child.
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