New Jersey Family Court Judges hear 50 cases a day sometime, literally. They view one case after another the same unless something jumps up at them, unless someone makes the family court judge notice. That is the job of your family law attorney. Your lawyer is supposed to show that while your case may have similar aspects as another case, IT IS NOT THE SAME CASE and the Judge needs to get invested in the case too. Some ways to do that is to name the parties when arguing the case, name the children when you show the concerns you have for them, discuss their ages and how at these ages children have different needs. The more detail you give the Judge the more the Judge will care. On the other hand if you just show up and argue the case that Dad 1 wants more time with child 1, 2 and 3, the Judge will view the case just like the one he or she just heard or the next case he or she will hear. That’s not good enough. We need to show the Judge how much you care for each child, how hurt you are every time the mother or father does not show up for parenting time or do not give you your parenting time, you know why? Because IT IS a big deal, it really is. It is a big deal if you miss child support payments right? Well so is missing parenting time or cancelling someone’s parenting time. Maybe the Judge does not know what it is like to wait hours for someone to bring their child for parenting time and then, they never even show up. They do not even call you. They do it whenever they feel like. We need to make the Judge aware how it feels. I know how it feels and I express it when I argue for my clients in family court because it is a big deal. A big deal not only for you but of course, for the kids who want to see you, who need to see you.
I am a family law attorney in Jersey City that practices throughout New Jersey. I am passionate about my client’s cases or I will not take the case, period. If you come to me that your ex came 7 minutes late for a drop off ONCE and you want to go to court for that, you can go up the block where they take any case, but that is not me. If you have a family law, domestic violence, divorce case in Hudson County and seek a passionate attorney for you, contact my team today to setup a phone appointment or in office meeting on 973-337-9643. Until then, try to stay calm, keep your cool and lets plan your case together.