Child custody has been a very difficult issue since biblical times. King Solomon had his hands full.
Judges today still have their hands full.
First it was custody evaluations by a psychologist. $20,000 plus each.
Then came the Custody Neutral Assessment. A poor man's version of the custody evaluation.
Now many judges just start with an assumption that 50/50 joint custody is in the child's best interest. Well, that was easy...but is it really right?
Here are my top 10 ideas about custody in New Jersey. I hope that they are useful to you:
1. This first article will teach you a little about JOINT CUSTODY.
2.While Judges love joint custody, in my experience JOINT CUSTODY IS NOT ALWAYS APPROPRIATE. Here are my thoughts about why.
5.Here's a brief article (one that I did not author but one that I like ) about HOW TO HAVE HAPPIER KIDS while your family is going through separation and divorce related issues.
6.How do you CO-PARENT AFTER YOUR DIVORCE WHEN YOUR EX WON'T? Check this out.
7.What about SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN? To me, substance abuse by a parent is a form of child abuse. Here's why.
8.Did you know that someone who is not a relative of a child can be given parental rights in certain cases? Learn about the concept of "PSYCHOLOGICAL PARENT".
9.What if one of the parents want to move the child out of New Jersey on a permanent basis? Check out REMOVAL OF A CHILD here.
10.And finally, DON'T LET YOUR DIVORCE SCREW UP YOUR KIDS (another one that I like but did not write.)
Custody issues can be emotionally difficult for all concerned. Read some or all of the articles above.
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