Protecting The Innocent In Divorce
Even in the most contested divorce, parents still love and want to maintain a connection with their children. For that reason, child custody and child support often become the most emotionally fraught aspects of a divorce. At Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC, our knowledgeable family law attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ ongoing relationship with their children against the backdrop of divorce.
Keeping The Focus On The Child
Divorce is never the fault of a child, but children are inevitably affected in ways both emotional and logistical when their parents split. To minimize the effects of divorce on children, family law courts prioritize the best interests of the child when making custody decisions. While parents may disagree on what exactly constitutes the best interest of the child, there are a number of factors that go into this decision, including:
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- The resources and health of each parent
- The child’s adjustment and attachment to a community, including school
- Any history of abuse or substance abuse on the part of a parent
- Depending on the child’s age, the preference of the child
- Whether a parent intends to move out of state
While in years past, custody might have been presumed to fall automatically to the mother, this is no longer the case. Instead, the circumstances of each family will be evaluated to determine what arrangement best suits the child or children of the family.
Despite whatever animosity may exist between parents, it’s important for former spouses to maintain communication for the benefit of their children.
What Will Happen To The Children? Call To Learn Your Options.
Schedule an appointment with one of our family law lawyers in Northern New Jersey to start protecting your ongoing relationship with and access to your children after divorce. Call 973-542-2766, or contact us online to learn more.