Compassionate Divorce Attorney Serving Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
New Jersey Family Law Firm Protects Your Interests
When a couple divorces and children are involved, the process can become much more complex. If you and your spouse have children and are going through a divorce in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, the Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC will apply more than 30 years of family law experience to your case.
Child Custody in New Jersey
New Jersey parents are encouraged to work together to create a parenting plan that will outline their custody and visitation agreement. However, if you cannot agree on a plan, the court will make custody orders based upon the child’s best interests, and will examine the parents’ ability to do the following:
- Communicate with each other
- Address the child’s physical, emotional, and educational needs
When determining custody, the court will also examine the child’s relationship with both parents, siblings, and the stability of each parent’s home.
Visitation or Parenting Time
Child visitation, or parenting time as it is called in New Jersey, refers to the amount of time the non-custodial parent will get to spend with the child. The specific visitation or parenting times may be stipulated in a visitation schedule either worked out between the parents or determined by the court. Visitation rights are strongly protected by New Jersey courts, and non-custodial parents have a constitutional right to visit their children, making it extremely difficult to completely terminate visitation in the state.
Divorce is often a painful experience for a family, but the New Jersey Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC serving Whitehouse Station will work hard to protect your best interests as well as those of your children. Contact our firm online or call (908) 458-9098 to schedule an initial client consultation today.