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Legal Custody

Obtaining Legal Custody in NJ

Freehold and East Brunswick Child Custody Lawyer Ready to Help You

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.

At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, I am well-versed in laws related to legal custody. Let a seasoned East Brunswick child custody lawyer help you through this time! I have 19 years of legal experience.

Contact my firm at (866) 760-6430 to set up an initial consultation.

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. 

Call (866) 760-6430 to Schedule an Initial Consultation

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.

Contact me today at (866) 760-6430 to schedule an initial consultation at my East Brunswick or Freehold firm.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Client Acquitted Assault
  • Assault Charge Dismissed Assault and Cross-Complaint for False Police Report
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed Against Client following Trial
  • All Charges Were Dismissed DWI and Careless Driving
  • DWI Charge Dismissed DWI and Reckless Driving
  • DWI And Lane Change Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure and Unsafe Lane Change
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    Ryan was a trusted adviser throughout the course of my legal issues. I was unfamiliar with legal proceedings and Ryan was able to explain to me my legal situation, and risks associated with various defenses and decisions I had to make. He took the time to explain all the scenarios to my satisfaction which gave me piece of mind and comfort. Ryan was also very responsive through various forms of communications (phone, email, text) which made keeping in contact convenient throughout the process. Ryan showed up on time (early in fact) to various appointments and appeared to handle relationship building effectively with opposing attorneys and the prosecutor. At the end of the day, I was very satisfied with the work done by Ryan as the outcome of my legal matter was better than I had expected and kept my reputation in tact, which undoubtedly will help me pursue my future career/professional ambitions.
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    Mr. Gilbert has made my case easy and clear to understand without all the legal jargon. He took time to help me clearly understand my case and kept me updated with all occurrences. Also, the case had been postponed and he waited alongside and had a friendly chat at the nearby Starbucks and besides giving me a great case result, he made me feel as if I had someone by my side. Patient, honest, and soft spoken, Ryan is not someone else whom just told me what to do and I just say yes too, like previous attorneys I had. I will always suggest and use Ryan Gilbert as my attorney.
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