Somerset County Child Custody Attorney
Lawyers Experienced in Child Custody & Support Settlements
Some of the most difficult and emotional parts of divorce are settling the child custody and support arrangements. With a skilled attorney, however, you can rest assured that you have experienced help on your side to stand up for what’s best for your children.
Call our Somerset County child custody lawyers at (908) 259-6673. We serve clients throughout Central New Jersey, including Somerset County, Morris County, Union County, Middlesex County, and Essex County.
How is Child Custody Determined in NJ?
Custody judgments include that of physical custody, or which parent the child will live with, and legal custody, which is the right to make decisions for the child.
Custody arrangements vary, but tend to be close to one of the following scenarios:
- One parent has primary physical custody while the other parent has visitation rights, and parents share legal custody to varying degrees
- Both parents equally share physical and legal custody. This is called joint custody and is the preferred method of custody by the New Jersey court.
- One parent has sole physical and legal custody, and the other parent may or may not have rights to see the child on certain occasions
Sole physical and legal custody is not likely to be awarded to one parent unless the other parent is deemed unfit.
Typically, the parent with primary physical custody receives child support payments from the non-custodial parent. There are guidelines New Jersey courts use to determine fair child support payments. Child support is expected to cover costs related to sheltering, clothing, and feeding the child, as well as certain health care expenses.
A Voice for Your Child
The court’s custody and child support decisions are based on the best interests of the child. However, “best interests” is itself based on many different factors. An experienced attorney can help you identify the arguments that demonstrate how much support your child needs, or why you are the most fitting guardian for your child. They can also present them effectively in court, giving you and your child the best chance of a peaceful home life after a divorce.
Lane & Lane, LLC has the experienced Somerset County child custody attorneys you want by your side in family court. If you choose us to represent you, one of our partner attorneys will be with you from the start to the end of your case, giving you the legal insight, support, and reassurance you need.
Contact Lane & Lane, LLC and find the help you need in family court.
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Let us devote our time to your case that can range from divorce, child custody, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and more. We are committed to find an end solution that you and your family can walk away from with peace of mind.