Coming up with a child visitation schedule that works for both parties
is rarely an easy task in
divorce cases. Parents are busy with work, family, and new friends, which can
make it hard to coordinate schedules in a way that works without struggle.
This is especially true in hotly contested divorces where the parties
are unable to agree on any of the issues. However, creating a visitation
plan that works for your kids will prove invaluable in the long run.
When divorced parents are able to show their children they can work together
on issues that involve them, the result is a happier and more well-adjusted
child. This will lead to stronger relationships between the children and
each parent, as well as any stepparents that enter the picture in the future.
Child Visitation in New Jersey
Parenting time in New Jersey is governed by statute, and the Courts prefer
a plan that allows both parents an equal input on matters concerning their
children. When seeking a visitation plan that suits you, the Court will
consider several factors.
These factors include:
- The parents' ability to communicate without conflict
- The child's preference (when a preference can be articulated by a mature child)
- The fitness of each parent
- The ability of each parent to allow the child to continue to participate
in their regular activities
- The age and number of children
Above all else, the Courts will consider what is in the best interests
of the child when making a decision. It is up to the parents to present
evidence to the Court to show that their proposal meets this standard.
New Jersey Family Law Attorneys Handling Child Visitation Matters
At Moskowitz Law Group, LLC, our team of experienced legal professionals
is knowledgeable in issues involving
child custody and visitation. We understand the need for your kids to continue to grow
a relationship with you, your ex, and extended family. Remaining flexible
can go a long way to getting to a result that meets your needs. Our firm
can help you develop the evidence that best proves your position while
keeping your kids' best interests in mind.
To learn more about how to develop a visitation schedule that works for
your family, please call our office at (201) 419-6223. Initial consultations with a New Jersey family law attorney are provided
free of charge.