How is Child Custody and Parenting Time Determined in New Jersey?

  • We start off with the premise that both parents are entitled to equal time with their children.
  • We now see instances where parents have shared custody on a greater frequency.
  • Children need stability. Jumping from one house to another everyday isn’t always in your child’s best interests. There are some schedules that have been developed that are better for children.
  • Factors need to be addressed, including where you will be living, where your children will be going to school, their ages, your ability to address their needs, and that goes back to your work schedule.