In the wake of a divorce, children are arguably the most affected party. To ensure the children of divorce grow up in a safe, healthy, and happy environment, our team of lawyers will work with clients to establish a reasonable plan for co-parenting after divorce.
At DAME Legal, we expertly guide our clients through the process of creating a custody plan that best fits the needs of the children. Important questions in child custody after divorce include, but may not be limited to:
Which parent maintains the decision-making responsibilities on behalf of the children?
In a best-case scenario, many family law attorneys prefer to split decision-making responsibilities between the parents. This realm of co-parenting extends to all critical decisions to be made through a child’s life, including schooling, medical decisions, relocation, and other important decisions.
How is parenting time split?
Once parents have made the decision to divorce and retain separate residencies, it is important that children maintain their relationship with both parents. This facet of child custody pertains to how much time the children of divorce will spend with each parent and where the children will live. In an ideal situation, this is usually a 50/50 split.
What is the legal standard for child custody in divorce?
Taking the child’s best interest into account, judges will deliver custody decisions based on what best prepares your child for health, happiness, and success.
Though the above statements presume that both divorcing parents are suitable to continue parenting their children, this may not always be in the best interest of the child(ren). While it is our hope that divorced couples can navigate co-parenting with ease, we represent all of our clients with realistic and equitable results in mind.
In the event that parents cannot arrive at a suitable agreement for sharing child custody, the talented team of lawyers at DAME Legal will fearlessly advocate for maintaining our clients’ parental rights so that the children grow up in a stable environment.
If you live in the greater New Jersey area, our partners at DAME Legal can help you overcome this difficult part of your life with relative ease. Give us a call at 201-968-5800 or fill out our contact form on our site to begin the process.