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Legal assistance with New Jersey child custody arrangements

Child custody is one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. In many divorces, it remains hotly contested well after the divorce proceedings are concluded. Nearly all parents want to spend time with their children, and when they are legally prohibited from spending as much time with their children as they would like, it is understandable that they would be upset and frustrated. Still, it is important that both parties in a divorce abide by child custody and support orders or risk facing serious legal consequences.

There are two sides to every story, and in many divorce cases, one parent may want to limit a child's contact with the other parent. Alternatively, a parent may wish to spend more time with their child than they are allowed, against the other parent's wishes. This can sometimes lead to legal issues wherein one parent picks the child up from school unexpectedly in order to spend time with them, or a parent refuses to take the child to a designated meeting place at the designated time.

What is important to remember is that violating a child custody agreement can have serious consequences affecting the future of your custody arrangement. If you can make a strong case for why you believe one parent should have more or less custody, you may be able to have the custody arrangement legally modified. However, if you willfully ignore the custody arrangement, then there may be modifications to give you less time with the child.

These are just some of the issues that parents might face when dealing with child custody, and it is highly recommended that these parents consult with an attorney in order to determine the best course of legal action. Because child custody laws vary by state, New Jersey residents are encouraged to visit our Web page to learn how we can provide insight into New Jersey law that could significantly help your case.

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