The Importance Of Child Custody

Determining the custody of a child is a complex and challenging process. It's not an issue that should be taken lightly, because it has long-term ramifications for the entire family.

At Nusbaum Stein, our family law attorneys have decades of experience in helping our clients with child custody and other divorce-related matters.

How Is Custody Decided?

Like most states, New Jersey courts decide child custody by determining what will be in the best interests of the child. Many factors are used to make that decision, including:

  • Parents' mental and physical capabilities
  • Parents' job responsibilities
  • Child's relationship with siblings
  • Stability of each parent's home
  • Importance of extended family in the child's life
  • History of domestic violence
  • History of drug abuse

There are no guarantees for how a court will decide custody issues. Our lawyers, however, prepare each case thoroughly and strive to negotiate a custody and parenting time plan that meets the best interests and needs of each child and is based on the strengths of our client.

Different Types Of Custody

Many parents have the misconception that child custody is "all or nothing." In reality, there are different types of custody arrangements, including:

  • Joint physical custody
  • Sole physical custody
  • Joint legal custody
  • Sole legal custody

Our attorneys will advise you on what child custody arrangement is best for your circumstances.

Why Do People Choose Nusbaum Stein?

Since 1968, our firm has been a fixture in Morris, Warren, Sussex and other counties in New Jersey. Many of our new clients have been referred to us by existing clients. Our clients tell us they appreciate how responsive, tenacious and knowledgeable our attorneys are. Even more important, however, our clients value the fact that we care about them as people.

Contact Our Firm Today

At Nusbaum Stein, our attorneys have been practicing family law and working with child custody issues for decades. Our firm is based in Succasunna, New Jersey. Call us at 973-245-9780 to schedule an appointment, or contact us through our website.