Children are often heavily impacted during a divorce, so it’s important to keep their lives as stable as possible. The attorneys at Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP are skilled advocates who prioritize the best interests of the children during important discussions about divorce or separation. We want to help you maintain and develop strong relationships with your children, and we’ll strive to make sure you can remain actively involved in their lives.

We Put The Kids First In Every Discussion

In custody proceedings involving a minor child, the rights of both parents are equal under New Jersey law. Generally, when custody is being determined as part of a divorce or separation, the court considers various factors, including:

  • The needs of the child
  • The child’s social community or obligations
  • The child’s relationship with each parent

It is unlikely that a parent will be deemed unfit unless their conduct has a substantial adverse effect on the child.

Unmarried Parents, Paternity And Custody

Parental rights and custody solutions are more difficult to determine if the parents were unmarried because paternity may need to be established before child custody and support orders are obtained. Paternity can be determined when the father signs a Certificate of Parentage or through genetic testing. If you want to prove or dispute paternity, determine child support or contributions to day care or summer camp, establish parameters for traveling with your child or confirm other parental rights and responsibilities, the Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP can help.

Our primary concern in the area of custody and visitation is creating and protecting a safe and stable environment for the child. We will attempt to resolve family law issues amicably. However, we can also file for court intervention and will advocate aggressively for your interests if necessary.

Speak With A Member Of Our Legal Team Today

The dedicated lawyers at Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP are here to help you and your family navigate through the complex issues of child custody and parenting time. Send us an email or call our office in northern New Jersey today at 201-845-9600.