Rockaway NJ Child Custody and Parenting Time Attorneys
Assisting Clients with Child Custody Matters in Morris County, New Jersey
The onset of a divorce action does not automatically trigger child custody and parenting time. In order to obtain a custody and parenting time plan before the divorce is final, you may have to seek a court order for temporary custody.
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C., our NJ custody lawyers are certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as matrimonial law attorneys who have the skill, in-depth understanding and empathy to assist you with all aspects of custody and divorce. In addition to being experienced litigators, we are also effective at mediation, which the New Jersey courts require early on in the divorce process.
Custody and Parenting Time During New Jersey Divorce Actions
Contrary to popular belief, temporary custody does not automatically determine which parent will get court-ordered custody. Temporary custody and parenting time orders are only valid while you wait for the formal divorce hearing and do not dictate the ultimate outcome. However, it is still important to have experienced legal representation during this interim period — which can last for a year or more in some cases.
The court strives to base all temporary custody orders on the best interests of the children. Most often, temporary custody is granted to the parent who has a stronger emotional bond with the child. This is often the least disruptive for the children and allows them to retain a basic level of normalcy through the divorce.
Contact our Morris County NJ Child Custody Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
To learn more about any aspect of the divorce and custody process, contact us for a free initial consultation.