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Seven Ways in Which an Attorney Can Assist in a New Jersey Child Custody Case

New Jersey child custody disputes have been and remain among the most contentious types of family law cases in the state. This includes child custody issues that arise during the course of marriage dissolution proceedings and following the granting of a divorce. Understanding the difficult nature of these types of issues, a New Jersey child custody lawyer can best protect your important legal interests. Indeed, there are seven more commonplace situations in which a child custody attorney can be of particular assistance to you:

  • Clear understanding of applicable New Jersey child custody law
  • Keen understanding of child custody court procedures
  • Lower emotional heat of a child custody matter
  • Access to helpful resources
  • Protect your rights and the best interests of your child
Clear Understanding of the Law

Chief among the important ways in which a lawyer can provide valuable assistance in your New Jersey custody is legal counsel’s understanding of applicable law. The reality is that child custody law in New Jersey is complicated. Only a seasoned, experienced attorney is in a position to have comprehensive understanding of Garden State child custody statutes.

Keen Understanding of Court Process

On a related note, another of the seven ways in which a lawyer can assist you in a New Jersey child custody case is counsel’s understanding of the operations of the court system. An experienced New Jersey custody attorney understands the inner workings of the court system in a way that a layperson simply does not. A close understanding of how the child custody court process works makes all the difference when it comes to the protection of your legal interests and the best interests of your child or children.

Lower Emotions of a Case

The bottom line is that child custody disputes represent some of the potentially most emotional types of cases in the New Jersey court system. Child custody cases can evoke raw emotions to such a degree that parties to a case potentially can be hampered when it comes to the need to make rational and reasonable decisions in a proceeding.

A primary way in which hiring a lawyer is beneficial to a child custody case is found in the fact that the presence of legal counsel often works to lower emotions in a proceeding. Divorcing spouses are well-served when emotions are kept in check. Moreover, children that are the subject of a child custody matter also benefit when parents are able to maintain less strident emotions during the proceedings.

Access to Resources

Another of the seven ways in which a New Jersey custody attorney can assist in your case is through legal counsel’s access to different types of resources. For example, the need may arise for expert testimony in your child custody case. Such testimony may be required if an issue has been raised regarding the overall fitness of a parent to serve as the primary residential custodian of a minor child. The reality is that an experienced child custody lawyer has access to a wealth of different types of resources that can be extremely helpful in pursuing your case. During an initial consultation, a child custody attorney in New Jersey can outline what resources may be needed to make your case in regard to custodial and related issues.

Protect Your Legal Rights

Finally, as has been alluded to a moment ago, retaining legal counsel in a child custody matter places you in the best position to protect your own legal interests. Moreover, hiring a skilled and experienced New Jersey custody attorney is a solid course when it comes to ensuring that the best interests of your child or children are advanced during the course of a custody proceeding.

The first step in hiring a capable New Jersey custody attorney is to schedule an initial consultation with the legal team at the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. You can schedule a case evaluation with an experienced New Jersey custody lawyer by calling us at 201-845-7400.

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