Like most married couples, you and your spouse have no doubt encountered challenges in your relationship from time to time. Perhaps, a particular set of issues has arisen that you do not believe you can resolve, leading to your decision to file for divorce. As a parent, you understand the significant impact this is going to have on your children, and you want to protect their best interests.
Family issues can be complex in a divorce
Filing for divorce means you and your spouse must agree to a settlement that will likely include issues regarding property division and child custody. Your particular case might also include child support or alimony issues. If you and your spouse disagree and are unable to achieve a compromise, it may be left to a New Jersey family court judge to make decisions for you.
Divorce litigation, especially that which concerns child custody, can be quite stressful. If your ex refuses to cooperate or is deliberately trying to make things difficult for you, it may be helpful to reach out for additional support rather than try to fight your battles alone. An experienced family law attorney is well-versed in all New Jersey guidelines and regulations regarding child custody, child support and all other family-related issues in divorce.
Protect your rights and your children’s best interests
The ultimate goal of divorce proceedings, especially those involving child custody, is to achieve a fair agreement that protects the children’s best interests. If you have evidence that your ex isn’t fit for custody because he or she poses a risk to your children, you can petition the court for sole physical and legal custody. At Linda A. Mainenti Walsh, in New Jersey, a concerned parent can obtain compassionate and experienced legal representation to help ensure that a fair settlement is achieved, which enables a family to come to terms with a divorce and experience as smooth a transition as possible into their new lifestyle.