A divorce is stressful for several reasons, but if you and your spouse have children, the process can be even more draining. Children often do not understand the notion of divorce, and the idea that they will be forced to live with one parent or another is hard to grasp. Know what to do to make sure you earn the right to child custody fairly.
Representation is key, and you will need a lawyer who will fight for you and your next of kin. Second, you will want a strong and healthy relationship with your child. If you have a solid relationship with your son or daughter all these years, this will be taken into account during your hearing and heighten your chances of custody. Any history of abuse or neglect will definitely hurt your case.
Often, the child’s personal wishes will be considered in situation when a child is old enough to voice an opinion. If a child actually prefers to live with you, the judge will consider this and potentially rule in your favor. You will also want to be in good physical and mental health. If you have experienced an injury or ailment that prevents you from working or sustaining a positive household, this could potentially hurt your custody case. Lastly, if you have maintained positive relationships with the rest of your family (parents, siblings, etc.), this can work in your favor. Positive relationships between you and your family will build a happy, constructive environment for your child. A judge will feel confident sending your child to live under your supervision.
If you are headed for divorce and you are confident you can appropriately provide for your child, having the right attorney is very important. At the Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC, our Somerset child custody lawyers will fight to make sure you earn child custody in New Jersey. Call us today at 732-873-6464, or contact us online to get in touch with one of our legal representatives.
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