When a couple in New Jersey is getting divorced, they will be forced to address a number of different matters. These matters may become more complicated when the couple has children together. Contested issues related to the children are often very emotional for the entire family. One of the most difficult matters related to the children in a New Jersey divorce is that of child custody. It is incredibly difficult for a parent to learn that they will not be able to spend as much time with their child as they once did, which is an unfortunate and inevitable aspect of divorce when custody is shared.
In many cases, the court has to step in to make a custody decision on behalf of the parents. There are many different factors taken into consideration when determining custody, some of which include the following:
- The relationship between the child and each parent
- Each parent’s history of domestic abuse, substance abuse, and other criminal activity
- The ability of each parent to act in the best interests of the child
- The specific needs of the child
- The age and health of each parent
If you have questions about custody considerations in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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