At the New Jersey Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom, we focus on the best interests of the child in any custody matter. Whether negotiating custody plans or petitioning for modifications if one parent moves out of the area, our law firm works to provide our clients and their children with effective advocacy.
To learn how we can assist in any custody matter, contact a child custody lawyer from our firm. We help people throughout Hudson County, Bergen County and all of northern New Jersey. Call (855) 208-3650.
Custody involves the residence of the child (physical custody) and decisions made on his or her behalf (legal custody). Joint legal custody is the most common arrangement, requiring parents to come to an agreement in matters such as education, health, and religion. However, when one parent is absent or does not wish to have this level of involvement, sole legal custody can be awarded to the other parent.
Physical custody, or where the child lives, is usually awarded to one parent, with visitation rights for the other parent. However, it is possible for both parents to have physical custody, with the children moving between houses. This arrangement requires parents to be in frequent communication, making it difficult for ex-spouses who cannot speak with one another civilly. We advise clients on custody arrangements in their best interests and those of their children.
It is generally accepted that each parent should be involved in the child’s life as much as possible. However, when abuse and neglect have been documented, it is important that custody orders provide safeguards for the children. Our law firm has been involved in cases of child neglect, in which children were removed from the custodial parent’s home permanently or temporarily.
After a divorce has been finalized and a child custody plan has been put into place, parties are expected to abide by the terms laid out in the agreement. However, as time passes, circumstances change, and it may become difficult to meet those obligations. When that occurs, it may be appropriate to seek a child custody modification.
Our law firm, serving Bergen County and Hudson County, can help you determine your options for seeking a child custody modification. It is necessary to show that a significant change in circumstances has occurred to warrant a modification.
Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom advises clients about physical custody arrangements. Whether the custody is sole or joint, with or without visitation, we work to develop proposals that work for our clients and that are in the best interests of the children. Our firm also assists with changes in custody arrangements, if a significant change in circumstances has occurred.
To learn more about parenting time and visitation rights in New Jersey, contact our West New York or Hackensack offices. We discuss the options available to you and your children. We have been helping parents and children with custody matters since 1988, serving clients in northern New Jersey communities such as Ridgewood, Hackensack, and Teaneck.