Divorce is hard and often sad, and both of these are magnified when children are involved. Child custody can be a difficult issue to resolve as both parents typically love their child and consider the best interests of the child to be paramount. However, occasionally the feelings of animosity between the parents can spill over to the children and this can result in long term damage to child and parent relationships.
If a child custody case ends up in a New Jersey courtroom it may be argued by lawyers who are trying to win the case for their client and may have unintended consequences of further alienating parents and children. This is especially true if one parent is fighting to limit the child’s contact with the other parent. All too often, the truth behind these situations comes out in the end and a child may become estranged from one or both parents. Spouses who work to keep their personal feelings out of custody arrangements will benefit in the long run.
Factors that go into reaching a custody agreement are many. They may include such things as who has more time to spend with the child or who the child has a closer relationship with. The age of the child can also be a factor. The financial situation can also play a key part.
It is widely believed that a close relationship with both parents is best for the physical and emotional well-being of a child. A parent who is considering divorce in New Jersey and is concerned about child custody may benefit from exploring the options with an experienced family law professional. Together they can review the family situation and arrive at a fair and satisfying solution.