Skilled Southern New Jersey Child Custody Attorneys

Child custody decisions in Southern New Jersey follow the same "best interests of the child" approach that Pennsylvania and many other states use. As with any decision regarding children, it is generally best if the parents can reach agreement on their own without litigation. This allows both parties to retain more control over the outcome and usually results in increased cooperation following a divorce or the end of a relationship.

Committed To Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child

At Previtera & Schimmel, we represent residents of Cherry Hill and throughout Southern New Jersey in custody, child support and other family law matters.

We understand that emotions run high when a relationship ends. Add to that the fact that each parent is usually extremely concerned about maintaining a strong relationship with his or her child, and it makes reaching agreement on custody difficult.

We are attorneys with a strong track record of helping our clients reach agreement on custody and other issues without the need to litigate. If a fair agreement cannot be reached, however, we are always prepared to advocate aggressively for you in court.

How Is Custody Determined In Southern New Jersey?

In Southern New Jersey, the court encourages both parents to remain engaged and involved in their child's life. Unless there is reason not to, the court most often opts for joint custody. This does not necessarily mean each parent gets equal time with the child.

A broad range of factors are considered when determining child custody in Southern New Jersey, including:

  • Each parent's co-parenting skills based in part on the ability to communicate and cooperate with the other parent
  • The child's physical health and safety
  • The stability of each parent's environment
  • The distance between the parents' homes, the child's school and other practical concerns

Meet With An Experienced Southern New Jersey Child Custody Lawyer

You can get answers to your custody or other family law questions during a no-obligation consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment that includes the range of possible outcomes.

Call 800-580-9136 or email our law firm to schedule an appointment.