In the State of New Jersey, both parents are considered to be equally important and have equal rights to be in a child’s life, and it is the policy of the state to ensure a child has frequent, continuing contact with both parents after a separation or divorce (NJPS 9:2-4). If you are concerned about visitation with your child, please call the Law Office of Steven H. Wolff today. If you do not have a visitation schedule in place and need one crafted, or if you would like to modify an existing agreement regarding visitation, please contact us today to discuss your matter. Every case is unique. You need compassionate and aggressive representation to ensure your rights are being preserved.
You can start by examining the schedules and availability of each of you and constructing a schedule that will best meet your child’s needs while providing your child with the optimal amount of quality time with each parent.
Many courts have “set schedules” they order in cases where the parents cannot or will not agree but you are free to create a schedule that is as unique as your child is.
Promoting the child’s best interests and the safety of the child are fundamental concerns of the court and the ultimate determinants when ruling on child custody and visitation (NJPS 9:3-37).
Some of the factors the court considers when determining the best interests of a child include, but are not limited to (NJPS 9:2-4c):
Title 9, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, of the New Jersey Permanent Statutes contains the laws and relevant information that will assist you in creating an effective child visitation schedule.