Child Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody is a difficult topic surrounding Fathers' rights. Many Fathers are better suited to care for their children, but an unfair bias often exists towards the mother of the child. The issue of child custody is usually a hot topic of debate during divorce. As their Father, you play a vital role in the life of your child. Children involved in the dissolution of a marriage are affected by the divorce as much as their parents are. However, they have much less control. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we work closely with parents to help create conditions under which child custody and parenting time decisions are focused on the best interests of the children. If you believe it is in the best interest of your children for you to have custody, speak with a Father’s Rights attorney immediately so we may help you prepare your case.

Physical custody refers to the time each parent is permitted to physically be with the child. Legal custody refers to a parent’s decision-making rights. While joint or shared custody is preferred, child custody agreements can take several forms:

  • Sole Legal Custody - This grants one parent the authority to make all decisions related to the child's welfare, including health, religion, and education.
  • Joint or Shared Legal Custody - This gives both parents the right to make decisions about the child.
  • Joint or Shared Physical Custody - When residential custody is shared, a child spends time with both parents according to a parenting schedule.
  • Sole Physical Custody - This grants one parent total physical custody of a child. The other parent may or may not have parenting time rights.

Unfortunately, some parents see child custody and parenting time as a way to hurt or get back at their former spouse. They place roadblocks in the way of parent-child parenting time and actively seek to alienate the child from the other parent. We will refer you to a custody and parenting tine expert (social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist) to support your parenting and custody time plan.

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New Jersey family courts operate from the belief that children deserve love, support and interaction with both parents. The court has upheld the rights of fathers in custody and parenting time , and parental relocation cases. If you are a father who believes that his rights have been violated in a child custody or child support case, contact Aretsky Law Group, P.C. for help in preserving your rights. Aretsky Law Group, P.C., child custody attorneys, have the experience and the resources to tackle tough cases. We have earned a reputation in several high-profile child custody cases, including Knepper v. Knepper. We focus our law practice on family law so we are always up to date on the latest legal trends and court decisions. Get your 100% free Father’s Rights 30 minute initial consultation. Call 800-537-4154 to set up an appointment in one of our many New Jersey meeting locations.

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