Child Custody Attorney in Newark

Child Custody Lawyers Serving Newark, Morristown, and New York

Nothing is more important to a parent than ensuring the welfare of his or her children and retaining a meaningful relationship with them after a divorce. This is particularly true for a parent who will no longer be residing with the children following separation or divorce. In that circumstance, it is critical to obtain parenting time rights that will allow the non-custodial parent to maintain the ability to actively parent the child despite a legal change in marital status.

Contact Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza during a consultation to discuss the legal and practical issues you and your children face as you prepare for divorce.

At Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law, our child custody attorneys can provide sound legal counsel regarding any of the following issues related to you, your children and your divorce or separation from the children's other parent:

  • Joint or sole legal custody

  • Joint or sole residential custody

  • Visitation

  • 50/50 shared parenting

  • Parenting Time

  • Grandparent visitation

  • Post-divorce custody modifications

  • Increases or decreases in parenting time

  • Out-of-state removal of minor children by the custodial parent

  • International removal of minor children/Hague convention

The details will vary depending on your circumstances, but if you are like most people, at the end of the day your concerns are quite normal:

  • You want to have meaningful contact with your children whether you live with them or live elsewhere.
  • You want to have a say in guiding, protecting and nurturing your children.
  • You want to preserve family ties, including keeping your children in contact with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
  • If one parent struggles with the challenges of a drug or alcohol problem, mental illness or other similar problem, supervised parenting time may provide a workable solution.

New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency (DCCP) Matters

Allegations of parental misconduct in the context of a divorce or custody dispute may result in DCCP accusing one or more parents with abuse or neglect. Depending upon the seriousness of the allegations, DCCP involvement can range from a recommendation of family services, such as counseling, to a removal of the children from the home.

DYFS actions are governed by complex statutes and case law that is unfamiliar to most parents who find themselves suddenly accused of abuse or neglect of their children. Additionally, a judicial finding of abuse or neglect carries serious consequences that may impact your custody and parenting rights and even prohibit certain employment.

At Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have the necessary experience to protect you and your family from an unwarranted intrusion from DYFS and to effectively defend against improper allegations of abuse or neglect.

Understanding Child Custody Laws in New Jersey

When it comes to child custody matters, it's important to have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations in New Jersey. Our team of experienced Essex County child custody attorneys can provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of child custody cases in the state.

Key aspects of child custody laws in New Jersey include:

  • Types of custody arrangements, such as joint custody, sole custody, and shared custody
  • Factors considered by the court when determining custody, including the child's best interests
  • Parenting time schedules and visitation rights
  • Modification of custody orders
  • Enforcement of custody orders

By working with our child custody lawyers, you can ensure that your rights as a parent are protected and that the best interests of your child are prioritized throughout the legal process.

Contact Child Custody Lawyers Today

Discuss your child custody concerns with an experienced Newark divorce attorney at Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law. Please contact attorney Jeffrey W. Plaza to schedule a consultation concerning your child custody or parenting time matter.


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