If you are seeking sole legal custody of your children, there are certain factors that must be fully established, documented and presented to the court, even if the other parent cannot be found, is incarcerated, or has been accused or convicted of any type of domestic violence or child abuse. The guiding principle in child custody matters is "what is in the best interests of the child?" This will be the focus of the court when making any decision about child custody whether during divorce or post-decree. Both mother and father hold equal parental rights.
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The Best Interests of the Child: New Jersey Courts
If you believe your children's best interests would be better served by having sole legal custody, you will need to ensure that your presentation to the court is fully supported by facts, presented by trusted experts and an East Brunswick child custody lawyer that knows the court system, and is a highly skilled litigator.
At my firm, the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, I have served as counsel in many difficult child custody cases with success. I formerly worked for a prestigious defense firm, defending several Fortune 500 companies successfully. My trial experience in difficult custody cases has proven to be valuable for my clients who are seeking legal custody of their child(ren). With nearly two decades of experience, and a background working for some of the most respected law firms in the country, I feel that I have the qualifications and experience that you will need to help you in this crucial matter.
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In some cases, the parents agree that legal custody should be shared by both, allowing both to have input on the critical decision in child rearing, including upbringing, religion, health care and education. Many parents choose this option. Those parents who believe that the other parent should have equal rights will have little trouble in achieving legal custody, which is different than physical custody. One parent could maintain physical custody with the other having liberal and reasonable visitation, while both have legal custody.
These are matters that should be reviewed with help from an East Brunswick child custody attorney. I am available to speak with you about your case, your children and your wishes. If you are getting divorced, this is one of the most important matters to resolve, and I will give it the full attention that it deserves.
At Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our goal is to guide you through the complex legal process. Your best interests are our top priority. We will provide nothing less than our honest, professional opinions, giving you the information and resources needed to make the best possible decisions.
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