How Is Child Custody Decided?
The best interests of the child are the primary guiding factors in determining child custody matters in New Jersey family court.
If the parents cannot agree to the living arrangements for their child, the court will make a determination based on:
- Physical and emotional health of the parents
- Continuing the most stable and safe home for the child
- School and community adjustment
- Age and sex of the child
- Wishes of the child, if over 12 years old
- Who best nurtures the child’s special needs
The court is also influenced by parents’ employment responsibilities or if there is domestic violence presence in one of the parent’s home environments.
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Custody, Visitation Agreements And Modifications
At the Law Offices of Peter G. Aziz & Associates LLC, we are experienced with family law court procedures and processes and offer you personalized child custody services.
We can help you with:
- Full custody
- Joint custody
- Visitation rights, including grandparents’ rights
We understand the seriousness of child custody and make every effort to resolve all of your family law matters with optimal results.
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If you are concerned about who gets child custody, call our office at or email us today for a free consultation with an experienced child custody lawyer.
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