What factors does the court consider when determining custody?
Learn from one of our founders, Sarah J. Jacobs, what is one of the most common questions, they receive as a Family Law Firm, in regards to custody and parenting time.
What you need to know about Custody and Parenting Time
One of the most frequent, and often, one of the most pressing questions that we, as family law attorneys get, are what are the factors that the court considers when assessing custody and parenting time? One of the statutes from the New Jersey Statutes leads out fourteen different factors that the court is required to consider when assessing the difference of custody and parenting time between two parties seeking responsibility for a child or for children.
Factors to Consider in Child Custody
There are a variety of those factors including but not limited to the parent´s ability to coop communicate and cooperate, the stability of the home environment offered, whether there was domestic violence in the home, what special needs, if any, of the child or children involved are. In assessing these factors the court does not give any one particular factor more weight than another, but does often give the totality of the evidence presented to it more weight than some other evidence that may be presented. It is important when considering a custody or parenting time option that you make sure to discuss thoroughly with your attorney each of the factors and how they weigh in your particular set of circumstances.
Contact Our Morristown Child Custody and Parenting Time Attorneys Today to Determine What Factors Matter Most
At Jacobs Berger, our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients and families in towns across New Jersey and Morris County, including Morristown, Madison, Randolph, Dover, Denville, Florham Park, East Hanover, and the surrounding communities to fairly and creatively resolve family law matters.
To speak with a member of our experienced team of attorneys today in a strategic planning session regarding parenting time, child custody settlement, child custody arrangement or modification, or any other divorce or family law-related issue, please contact us online or through our Morristown office at (973) 710-4366.