Jersey City Child Custody Lawyer

A Persistent and Passionate Attorney Protecting Your and Your Child’s Future

The relationship between a parent and child is precious. Understandably, divorce disputes can put a stressful strain on this relationship. However, our law firm will put up a strong fight in your child custody negotiations to protect the best interests of you and your child. While we handle the legal side, we can take at least some of the stress and anxiety off your plate so you can focus on your family. We can also help you save time by jumping over all the legal hurdles you may have difficult navigating on your own. For instance, Attorney Santo V. Artusa, Jr., Esq. has won numerous cases for noncustodial parents to be the residential parent.

Let Artusa Law Firm PC handle the legal details, whether you seek to go to court or negotiate in mediation. We will fight for the best results possible in your situation. Contact us online or at (201) 228-9815 to learn more.

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Types of Custody Options

Parents generally have two custody options, which can be either sole (exclusive to one parent) or joint (shared by both) – physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody relates to who the child will reside with, and legal custody refers to which parent has the authority to make important life decisions for the child related to their health, education, safety, and general welfare. 

Sole physical custody means one parent is the primary custodial parent, and the child will reside with this parent while the other is granted some visitation time. If the parents share joint physical custody, the child may reside with both parents, arranged by an agreed-upon schedule. For instance, the child may switch between homes on a weekly basis or spend two overnights per week at one parent’s house and alternate the next week.

Sole legal custody means only one parent can make major decisions for the child, and joint legal custody means both parents have a say in the child’s life.

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The Best Interests of the Child

The court will decide custody primarily based on what will be in the child’s best interests. These factors will vary case by case, but, according to N.J.S.A. 9:2-4(c), they may include:

  • the parents' ability to agree, communicate, and cooperate in matters relating to the child;
  • the parents' willingness to accept custody and allow parenting time;
  • the interaction and relationship of the child with its parents and any siblings;
  • any history of domestic violence;
  • the safety of the child and either parent from physical abuse by the other parent;
  • the child's preference (if they are of a mature age);
  • the child's needs;
  • the stability of the home environment offered by the parents;
  • the quality and continuity of the child's education;
  • the geographical proximity of the parents' homes;
  • the extent and quality of the time spent with the child before or after the separation;
  • the parents' employment responsibilities; and
  • the age and number of children.

Contact Artusa Law Firm PC Today

If you anticipate a custody battle in your Jersey City divorce, do not hesitate to seek legal representation immediately. An experienced lawyer like Attorney Santo V. Artusa, Jr., Esq. can help you prepare appropriately for negotiation or mediation, as well as represent you in court. He will work with you to craft your goals and strategize your case along those goals. You and your child deserve to maintain the relationship you have, and Attorney Artusa will do his best to fight for your parental rights. 

For passionate and persistent representation in your Jersey City custody case, contact Artusa Law Firm PC online or at (201) 228-9815.

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