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Children and Parenting Issues

If you are a parent going through a divorce or another family law matter in New Jersey, you probably have many questions about legal issues for protecting your children and your parental rights. Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group offers comprehensive information about each of the following topics as relates to children and parenting issues in New Jersey:

Child custody, visitation, and parenting plans.

If you are seeking to establish or modify child custody arrangements, you need to understand how New Jersey courts make decisions regarding physical and legal custody of children, as well as what kinds of options are available in parenting plans. Judges can order shared, joint, or sole custody, depending on each child's best interests and the unique circumstances affecting each parent. The lawyers at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC can help you resolve even the most complex child custody and parenting-related legal matters.

Child support in New Jersey.

Courts in New Jersey must follow the Child Support Guidelines in calculating child support. These complex guidelines take into account each parent's available income and how much time a child spends with each parent. In many situations, correct application of the guidelines provides an exact child support payment amount. In other situations, including situations in which parents may have a larger than average combined net income, the guidelines yield only a starting number, and determining the appropriate amount of support may require weighing specific child support factors. The lawyers at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC can assist you in determining a precise child support figure.

Adoption in New Jersey.

Various forms of adoption are available in New Jersey for married couples, couples in civil unions or domestic partnerships, and single individuals. Whether you are seeking a new addition to your family or you are a step-parent, grandparent or other relative seeking parental rights through adoption, the dedicated and compassionate New Jersey adoption attorneys at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC can help you determine which type of adoption is right for you and your family and assist you with fulfilling all legal requirements.

Parents' rights.

If you are involved in a child custody or child support matter, you may have questions about your parental rights and obligations or about the rights and obligations of your child's other parent. We can answer your questions about establishing paternity, equal father's rights in child custody matters, rights of grandparents seeking visitation with grandchildren, and many other matters affecting parental rights and obligations.

Additional Child & Parenting Info:

  • Questions your children may have. If you are working through a divorce where children are involved, you may need information about how to answer your children's questions in a way that will help them continue to feel loved and secure during this challenging time.
  • Estate planning for children of divorce. Updating an estate plan during or after your divorce is important. Addressing these financial concerns in a timely manner can have a big impact on you and your child's financial future.
  • Mediation of child related issues. Our New Jersey family law mediators can provide you with detailed information about this amicable and cost-effective method of settling parenting disputes.
  • New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCPP). If DCPP is conducting an investigation of your family, or if your case involves a DCPP matter in New Jersey Superior Court, we can walk you through each step of the process.