Experienced and Compassionate Child Custody Lawyer in New Jersey
At its very best, child custody disputes are devastating for both parents and children. Children are forced to change everything they have ever known and grown accustomed as they learn to move on and start a new life being raised by parents in separate households. As delicate as child custody disputes can be and as overwhelming these disputes can be on children, many parents find a way to set aside differences and work together to come to a child custody and parenting time agreement. This not only alleviates some of the emotional turmoil of a divorce or separation on a child, it can eliminate the uncertainty of what could happen at trial.
At the Law Offices of Jill Anne LaZare, LLC, Attorney LaZare provides experienced, caring and individualized legal counsel to mothers and fathers facing child custody matters in New Jersey. She has the exceptional ability to guide clients through divorce and custody cases with as minimal strain as possible during this difficult time. To set up an appointment with an experienced Summit child custody lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Jill Anne LaZare, LLC, online or by phone at (908) 219-4366.
New Jersey Child Custody
New Jersey child custody laws require parents participate in some form of alternative dispute resolution in order to obtain a child custody arrangement that serves the best interests of the children. The child custody arrangement should address both legal custody and physical custody — which may be awarded solely to one parent or shared by parents.
- Legal custody refers to the ability parents have to make important decisions affecting the child, such as religious upbringing, health care and education. Often parents share legal custody.
- Physical custody involves with which parent the child primarily resides. Typically, even if parents share physical custody, one parent will be designated the primary custodial parent and the other parent will be designated as the parent of alternate residence. In a tailored child custody arrangement, parents can decide the percentage of time the child spends with each parent.
Essex County Parenting Time Lawyer
When a parent is not awarded primary residential custody of the child, it is easy to become uncertain about time spent with the child and if a relationship with the child will be hindered. A comprehensive child custody and parenting plan can alleviate some of these worries by thoroughly addressing how holidays and vacation schedules will be divided, how parenting schedules will be divided during the week and on weekends, how parents will share in making major decisions and even day-to-day decisions.
Part of creating a child custody agreement involves detailing each of these factors in order to avoid future ambiguity and disputes. Attorney LaZare understands that each family situation is unique and requires thoughtful consideration in order to find a solution that everyone is satisfied with. As a strong negotiator, she is capable of achieving creative child custody solutions that are in the best interests of the children and meet the needs of the family. However, she is also a powerful litigator who is prepared to take your family law case to court when necessary.
Contact the Law Offices of Jill Anne LaZare, LLC
Discuss your child custody concerns with an experienced and effective child custody attorney. For an appointment, contact the Law Offices of Jill Anne LaZare, LLC, online or call the office at (908) 219-4366. Her offices are located in Summit, New Jersey, and in Manhattan.
Attorney LaZare is licensed in all state courts in New Jersey ; the Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.