When parents in New Jersey are headed towards divorce, one of the looming concerns that will inevitably have to be faced is that of the child custody arrangement. This is often the most important and emotional matters of the divorce. In many cases, neither parent would like to relinquish time spent with the child and may ultimately need the court to make a custody decision for them. The court’s priority is not necessarily what each parent wants, as they will always rule in favor of what is in the child’s best interest. Determining the custody arrangement and what the child’s best interest actually is comes from the assessment of a number of different factors. Some of the factors that are taken into consideration include the following:
- The age and health of each parent
- The bond between the child and each parent
- Each parent’s history of domestic violence, substance abuse, and other criminal activity
- The needs of the child
- The quality of home life that each parent can provide for the child
- Each parent’s ability to act as a guardian
- The child’s preference, in some instances
If you have questions or concerns about child custody in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
Our firm understands that so much of your future is on the line in matters of divorce, family law, bankruptcy, and estate planning. Before taking any sort of legal action, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an experienced attorney. Contact The Radol Law Firm to discuss any divorce and family law matters you may be faced with.