When a couple that has children together gets divorced in Union County, New Jersey, one of the difficult factors that needs to be addressed is regarding the custody of the children. Making a decision regarding custody is often the most difficult and emotional part of the divorce case because it often means that the parents will spend less time with their child than they once did. Of course, this can be devastating for a parent to cope with, especially for the noncustodial parent.
In many situations, the court will have to make a decision on custody for the parents because they may not be able to make this decision on their own. The court will always make a decision based on what they believe is in the best interests of the child. In order to determine the child’s best interests and a make a custody decision, the court will consider a variety of factors. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to the following:
- The age and health of each parent
- The relationship between the child and each parent
- Each parent’s history of domestic violence and other criminal activity
- The child’s preference, if they are able to make a reasonable decision
If you have questions about custody in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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