One of the most difficult things a parent can endure is losing custody of their child. If you were denied joint custody of your child, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey child visitation attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is sole custody?
When spouses with children divorce, courts will decide child custody terms. If the courts deem you unfit or unable to raise your child, they will generally grant your former spouse sole custody of your child. Rather obviously, this can be extremely nervewracking, as no parent wants to lose their right to raise their child. That is why New Jersey courts will generally allow these parents visitation or parenting time. Simply put, though you may not have custody of your child, this will allow you to see your child via scheduled visits, as long as you can demonstrate that you are trying to right your wrongs and wish to have a genuine, positive, and consistent relationship with your child.
What factors will courts consider when determining child visitation?
Courts will consider several different factors when deciding your child visitation terms. Some of these factors may include whether you have an alcohol or drug addiction, were convicted of domestic violence, and whether you are fit to be a parent, whether your child has a preference, if he or she is old enough to make a rational choice, whether a continued relationship is in your child’s best interest, how conveniently located you are in relation to your child, and the overall nature of you and your child’s relationship.
What are the different types of child visitations?
When someone applies for child visitation rights, three things can happen: First, your application may be denied. Second, you may be granted a supervised visitation, which means you may visit your child on a schedule, however, you will be monitored. Lastly, and preferably, you are granted unsupervised visitations, which means the courts trust you will provide your child with positive guidance and quality time.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee.
Our experienced divorce and family attorneys are here to help you understand and successfully navigate the various legal issues that may arise moving forward such as temporary child custody agreements, child custody agreements, domestic violence restraining orders, and more.
To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about moving out of your marital home during your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.