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Experienced Help During A Custody Or Visitation Dispute

After a divorce, keeping your family together may be one of your biggest priorities. When you want to be sure that you and your children have the custody or visitation agreement that you deserve, you want to be sure that the lawyer you choose to represent you is capable to standing up for your family.

At Giro & Associates LLC, our aggressive and passionate attorneys will fight for the best interests of children involved in a divorce or separation. New Jersey law states that all child custody decisions are to be made with the child or children’s best interest always at heart. This is a commitment that we take very seriously and are sworn to protect for our clients.

Physical Custody And Legal Custody Explained

Recognizing the difference between physical custody and legal custody is challenging if you do not have a legal background. Giro & Associates LLC can help you to better understand these difficult and confusing terms so that you will be able to reach the divorce settlement terms that please you.

Physical Custody

This is defined as being the parent that will live with and spend a majority of the time with. Physical custody is usually shared between two parents but is typically granted to only one parent. Even though one parent may have physical custody over a child, the opposing parent will usually have overnight visitations during weekends and holidays.

Legal Custody

This is defined as having the legal authority in all decision-making involved with your child or children. New Jersey courts typically rule in favor of both parents sharing legal custody. These decision-making authorities can include but or not limited to religious, medical and educational decisions. Particular instances where one parent may be awarded sole legal custody would be if the opposing parent is absent or presents a danger to the child’s well-being.

Let Us Help You Assert Your Parental Rights

You don’t need to face this legal battle alone. Instead of taking the risk of representing yourself, consult with a skilled lawyer at our firm and learn your options. We are ready to meet with you as soon as possible to help you and your family through your family law needs. You can reach our River Forest office using our online form or by calling 201-771-9436.