South Jersey Child Custody Attorneys
Assisting with Child Custody, Visitation & Parenting Plans
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group, we strive to help you and your
spouse find creative, fair, and flexible solutions that work best for
your family. We know that your children’s wellbeing is at the forefront
of your mind, which is why their best interests are paramount to us as well.
Contact Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group for a consultation with a South
Jersey child custody lawyer.
We can help you understand your various options and work with you to find
a customized solution that fits your family’s needs. If you are
seeking assistance with any
divorce and family law matter, such as child custody, visitation, or creating a parenting plan,
our skilled team of custody lawyers are here to help.
What Are the Types of Child Custody in New Jersey?
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group, we strive to help families
find alternatives to litigation, such as mediation, when working towards
a child custody agreement. However, we understand that sometimes this
isn’t possible. In these instances, we will tirelessly pursue the
custody and parenting schedules that work best for our client and their children.
In New Jersey, there are 2 different types of child custody:
- Legal Custody: Refers to any decision made about a child’s education,
religion, and health care.
- Physical Custody: Refers to where a child spends their time.
A South Jersey child custody attorney from our firm can help with any issue,
- Out-of-state relocation
- Legal guardianship
- Modifications to Child Custody Arrangements
- Child Visitation/ Parenting Time
- Parental Alienation
How Is Child Custody Decided in New Jersey?
The New Jersey court uses several factors to decide the best possible scenario
for the custody of children. The courts will always do what is in the
child’s “best interests.”
Some factors of consideration are:
- The child’s interaction with parents (and siblings, if any)
- The child’s current home environment
- The parents’ ability to parent and provide
- Each parent’s financial readiness
- The child’s geographic location
- The child’s preferences on which parent they prefer to live with,
what school they would like to attend, etc.
For parents seeking joint custody, the courts will take into account the
parents’ ability to amicably make decisions and communicate on important
decisions regarding their children. Domestic violence issues may also
play a factor. If a parent has shown to have a history of domestic violence,
the courts may choose supervised visits with the child in the interest
Creating a Parenting Time Schedule
The parenting time schedule includes details of the designated time each
parent will spend with the child. It includes the parent’s day-today
activities, vacations, holidays, and other significant events. The schedule
should always be made with the child’s needs first: emotional, mental,
social, and physical. It may be helpful to have the schedule laid out
in a calendar so each parent can see when it is their time to spend with
Contact a South Jersey Child Custody Attorney
We understand that issues with child custody can be highly charged and
emotional for everyone involved. Divorce is already a complex and emotionally
fraught situation—adding children into the equation makes the process
that much more complicated. That’s why we go above and beyond to
provide compassionate guidance and assertive representation you can rely
on. When you need a child custody lawyer in South Jersey, turn to Stolfe
Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group.
Contact (732) 585-1651 to schedule a consultation with our child custody attorneys.