Are you seeking more parenting time or want a parenting schedule in Jersey City, Hoboken Hudson County-New Jersey? A change in child custody in Jersey City-Hudson County?
You maybe a parent that wants more parenting time with my (your) children or maybe a parent that wants a court order because it has been difficult for you to see your kids, either way, the Jersey City-Hoboken family law attorneys at the Artusa Law Firm can help you. We know the best way to approach a family law case and will apply our methods to give you the best chance to succeed.
Parenting time is extremely important for both the parents and children. As local Jersey City residents, it is important to work with a local attorney because we understand local issues. For example, knowing how close NYC is to Hoboken and Jersey City, restricting a parent from being able to travel outside of NJ with the other parent’s consent would be ridiculous but lawyers that normally do not practice or live here may not understand the local dynamics and what to look out for and advocate for, we do.
When parents are not together and have children in common, sometimes it is best to have boundaries, especially when it concerns children. Because of this, it may be wise to file a motion or application for parenting time in a New Jersey family court. The Artusa Law Firm of Jersey City, New Jersey can help you every step of the way in filing for parenting time or child custody in New Jersey or to modify the current schedule you have. This is one way to have boundaries -by having a defined parenting schedule to at least set out the minimum amount of time the other parent can see the child and from there, the parents can work out additional time if the relationship is not that strained. If the relationship between the parents is strained, the more exact, the more specific you are in your parenting schedule, the better you are.
WHY IS A DEFINED PARENTING PLAN BEST FOR ME?
Having an exact parenting schedule protects the rights of both parents in the situation as if something goes wrong, arguments occur, the parenting time will not be effected and if it is, you have the right to enforce the parenting time order in family court in New Jersey. A person cannot truly move on with their lives if they are being bombarded by the non-custodial parent and the non-custodial parent cannot move on if he or she has to beg to see their child. That is why using the court system or a family law attorney in New Jersey to create a parenting schedule, vacation parenting schedule and boundaries can help the parties move on for the sake of their child and themselves.
CAN I CHANGE A PARENTING TIME/VISITATION ORDER?
On the other hand, you may have a parenting schedule and you want to change it but do not know how, how may want more time with your kids, you may want the other parent to have less time because of certain issues, you may have moved away and need to change the parenting time, the list goes on and on, but we can help you achieve the best results if you seek a modification of any family court order in New Jersey. While our office is in Jersey City, we practice in every county in New Jersey when it comes to family law, child custody, divorce, child support and parenting time cases. Family law is our main focus.
DOES PARENTING TIME EFFECT CHILD SUPPORT?
It is also important to know that parenting time is one of the most important factors in calculating a New Jersey Child Support Order aside from the income of the parties. For more information about the factors involved with child support in New Jersey, visit: New Jersey Child Support Lawyers.
Aside from parenting time, child custody can be agreed to or fought over (sole vs. joint legal) and child support can also be determined in New Jersey family court. You do not have to file for all of this relief but you can. Again, in my opinion as a father who once fought and fought for myself in family court and now all the clients I represent as a Jersey City family law attorney and divorce attorney in New Jersey, the more specific you are in an agreement or court order, the less confusion and stress there is in the future which is great for everyone involved. While sometimes it is not easy to have the other side agree to terms of parenting time, that is why the court is there, why the Judge is there, to hear arguments from the parents or through their attorneys as to why the parenting time should be a certain way and so on. Many times the parenting plan is decided by the Judge after oral argument and legal/motion papers are filed with the court. Either way, most parents are happier when there is a long term parenting plan in place.
The Artusa Law Firm can help you with a parenting plan/parenting time case in Jersey City-New Jersey Family Court, whether it is Hudson, Essex, Middlesex, Union, Somerset, Bergen or beyond. You can reach our family court team on 201-706-7910 today. We offer in person consultations and/or phone consultations depending on the issues presented and how far you live from the office. For more specific information about the family law, child custody, child support, restraining order and divorce law services we offer, visit our home page on-Artusa Law Firm of New Jersey.