How Do New Jersey Courts Determine Custody?

  • Moms and dads are playing equal roles in their children’s lives
  • The courts are looking for who is the person who’s involved in the grooming of the child, who is the parent who’s involved in cooking for the child, doing the laundry for the children or child, all those kinds of issues, mundane or otherwise, that are necessary to raise that child.
  • That doesn’t mean that if you happen to be the parent who’s working and unable to attend to those issues that you would be denied custody.
  • Shared custody is now a very common phenomenon to the chagrin of many parents because they were the primary caretaker and they believed that role would carry over into a divorce.
  • Stability is a factor, but when it comes to having access to your children, that has greater weight.