Court Considerations for New Jersey Child Custody

When a couple in New Jersey comes to the realization that their marriage is no longer working, it may be time to seriously consider divorce. Of course, this is a difficult decision to make. The decision of divorce is often even more difficult when the couple in question has children together. When an entire family is going to be impacted by the perils of divorce, it is important to try and mitigate the lasting effects on the children. One of the decisions in a divorce with children that is often the most difficult for everyone involved is child custody. In a lot of situations, parents need the court to step in and make a custody decision on their behalf because they can’t come to the decision on their own.

The court’s decision on child custody is going to be based on what they believe is in the best interests of the child. Some of the factors that the court will consider in determining custody include the following:

  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • Each parent’s history of domestic abuse, substance abuse, and other criminal activity
  • Each parent’s ability to provide for the child
  • The specific needs of the child
  • In some cases, the child’s preference

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