Factors Considered for Custody
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In determining child custody matters, courts in New Jersey must consider, but are not necessarily limited to, the following specific factors:
- The parents’ ability to agree, communicate and cooperate in matters relating to the child;
- The parents’ willingness to accept custody and any history of unwillingness to allow visitation not based on substantiated abuse;
- The interaction and relationship of the child with its parents and siblings;
- The history of domestic violence, if any;
- The safety of the child and the safety of either parent from physical abuse by the other parent;
- The preference of the child when of sufficient age and capacity to reason so as to form an intelligent decision;
- The needs of the child;
- The stability of the home environment offered;
- The quality and continuity of the child’s education;
- The fitness of the parents;
- The geographical proximity of the parents’ homes;
- The extent and quality of the time spent with the child prior to or subsequent to the separation;
- The parents’ employment responsibilities; and
- The age and number of the children.
Child custody and visitation disputes can often be the most contentious matters There are many factors that the courts take into consideration when determining custody and visitation disputes.
It is important to consult with a divorce & family law attorney so that you a can obtain the result best for the child(ren) involved.
Schedule a free consultation with our Monmouth family lawyer today for more information on how we can help you. (732) 455-9000