Child Custody Issues

December 16, 2015

Child May Call Stepparent ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad,’ New Jersey Judge Says

A  New Jersey judge has ruled that a child of divorced parents may choose to call a stepparent “Mom” or “Dad,” provided the child is old […]
October 15, 2015

What is involved in a relocation case regarding custody and parenting time?

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Cipora Winters offers answers on this topic: What is involved in a relocation case regarding custody and parenting time?  
July 26, 2015

What is a Parenting Coordinator ( In New Jersey) ?

In divorce cases and in child custody cases, a Parenting Coordinator is often utilized. Parenting Coordinator is a professional, either a psychologist or an experienced attorney […]
July 22, 2015

How can a parent improve his or her chances of getting custody of the children in New Jersey?

Getting custody of the children is not necessarily a game you need to win. We have to focus on what’s in the best interest of the […]
July 22, 2015

How much weight is a child’s opinion given regarding which parent he or she should live with? At what age does the court consider the child’s desires in a New Jersey custody case?

It is determined on a case-by-case basis because children mature differently. There might be a 9-year-old who has a certain maturity level and is better able […]
July 22, 2015

How do New Jersey courts determine the best interest of the children in suits that affect the parent-child relationship?

Best interest is determined on a case-by-case basis. In some situations, we don’t have factors such as geographical proximity or employment responsibilities that we have to […]
July 22, 2015

What are the different types of child custody in New Jersey?

There are two separate types of custody: legal and residential. Legal custody determines which parent is going to make the major decisions regarding the children’s health, […]
July 22, 2015

What factors are considered in deciding what type of child custody is best for a particular family?

In New Jersey, the best interest of the children is the standard we focus on when trying to evaluate a custody determination. There are several factors […]