Thursday, July 20, 2017
As a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I am often asked by clients about the important issue’s with divorce. I think the most important divorce issue is the children but the problem with that is that it’s this really gray area. For example, you have a 401(k), alimony, and etc. it gets divided. But when it comes to custody it’s not really black and white. People don’t realize in the State of New Jersey there’s a presumption that there’s shared custody. There’s this misinformation out there that people say, “The women get the kids. The men get nothing.” It doesn’t work that way.
There is a legal presumption when you file your divorce papers and custody is at issue, the courts think to share it 50/50 first. Then you go through a statute which is 9:2-4, the Child Custody Statute, and the court determines the best interest of the child to see which parent would then get custody and they divide the parenting then.
Are you going through a divorce and want to know what the most important issues are? Contact our experience New Jersey Divorce Lawyer for advice.
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