Protecting Your Parental Rights — And Your Children's Interests — During Custody Disputes

Whether you are going through a divorce or have come to the end of a non-marital relationship, questions about your children's futures are of paramount importance. With whom will the children live? How much time will you get to spend with them? How can you make sure you have a strong relationship with them going forward?

At Minion & Sherman, we do our best to help people find answers to these types of questions. Even though you and your spouse can no longer see eye to eye, it is important for your children to have relationships with both of their parents whenever possible. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our Essex County, New Jersey, child custody lawyers know how to create custody and visitation schedules that are healthy for children and give them the chance to bond with each parent.

Creating Parenting Plans to Help You and Your Children Remain Close

Your child custody and visitation arrangement can be affected by complex financial concerns, including child support and alimony. We will help you account for these economic concerns in crafting a custody and visitation schedule that meets your needs and the needs of your children.

When making a custody determination, a New Jersey judge puts the best interests of the children above all else. Those best interests are often met through a negotiated agreement that the parents reach themselves, with the help of their lawyers. Other times, custody matters must be litigated in court. You can rely on our skilled attorneys to be by your side, whether in negotiations or in court, as we address issues such as:

  • Sole custody, shared custody or joint custody
  • Physical versus legal custody
  • Parenting plans and visitation rights
  • Post-judgment modification of custody or visitation
  • Parental relocation
  • Paternity testing to establish parental rights

Contact Our Child Custody Attorneys Today

To learn more about how Minion & Sherman can help you create effective child custody arrangements, please schedule a free initial consultation by calling 973-559-5791 or toll free 866-915-1839. You can also contact our West Caldwell law firm online. We offer night and weekend appointments.