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Child Custody & Parenting Plans

Child Custody & Parenting Plans

Child Custody

Armour Law helps clients like you get through the difficult issues of NJ child custody and child visitation. We provide our clients with knowledge, compassion and honesty to empower them.

NJ Child Custody has two forms, that is, joint or sole custody. Typically it is encouraged that parents have a joint custody arrangement wherever possible. The courts interpret joint custody to be in the best interest of the child. A joint custody arrangement may involve the child living solely with one parent or alternates with each parent, depending on the needs of the parents and child. In a joint custody arrangement parents will work with one another in making major decisions for a child with regards to medical and educational decisions.

Another type of NJ child custody arrangement is sole custody with one parent while allowing appropriate time to a non-custodial parent.

If custody is an issue, the court will consider the following factors in their determinations: Relationship of the child with his/her parents and siblings, each parent’s ability to communicate with each other and work together, each parent’s willingness to accept custody arrangements, history of a parent’s unwillingness to cooperate with a custody plan, fitness of each parent, geographical proximity of the parents’ homes, age and number of children, child’s preference, when the child is of a sufficient age and intelligence to make a decision (over age 12), history of domestic violence, stability of the home environment, and the needs of the child.

Armour Law will take the time to evaluate your specific issues and advise as to the strengths and weaknesses. We will provide guidance and tailored recommendations each step of the way to strengthen your case.

Parenting Plans

Parenting plans that work for parents and children and address the issues of physical custody and visitation/parenting time are in the best interests of everyone affected by a divorce or separation. Each parenting plan is tailored to our clients needs.

The typical nj parenting plan addresses the type of custody such as joint, sole, residential custody, and shared parenting. The parenting plan also addresses parenting schedules including holidays. If you have questions about child custody, contact us to schedule a convenient appointment. Armour Law has extensive experience helping clients resolve their pressing joint custody and visitation matters. Making child custody and visitation arrangements is perhaps the most emotional part of the divorce proceeding.

We understand the complexity of the parenting plan. We represent our clients zealously to ensure their parental rights are upheld.

We are a small law firm, with big firm experience, expertise and resources that can give each client personal attention. Family issues are emotional because they involve the people we love the most. For that reason, we ensure that our clients can reach a lawyer and get answers immediately.

Contact Us

Contact us today at 732-243-9733 to schedule your free consultation.

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