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3 examples of common child custody cases

If you have a child and you're getting a divorce, chances are that you and your spouse will be able to agree to child custody arrangements peacefully. However, in some cases, no matter how hard New Jersey parents try, they cannot reach a compromise. This is when it's necessary to litigate the dispute and let a family law judge decide the matter.

Whenever a parent has to go to court to defend his or her parenting rights, it can be a nerve-wrecking experience. However, with a skilled child custody lawyer on one's side, parents can rest-assured that they are navigating their child custody matter appropriately. Here are some of the types of cases that a child custody lawyer can help a parent navigate:

Physical child custody disputes: What if you drop your child off at the other parent's house, but the other parent refuses to return your child to you? Or, what if the other parent moves to another city, or another state with your child and without your permission? In this kind of situation, you may be on the right side of the law, and you may be able to enforce your child custody agreement or child custody orders by taking appropriate legal steps.

Visitation disputes: Imagine you have visitation rights to spend every Sunday with your daughter. However, your ex just filed a lawsuit to prevent you from seeing her. Your ex has fabricated claims that you are an inattentive parent, or that you are unfit to be a parent for some reason. You may need to go to court to defend your parental rights.

Grandparents' rights: In some cases, grandparents have the right to see their grandchildren. If a parent is denying grandparents the right to see the child, the grandparents may be able to file a lawsuit and codify specific times when they are permitted to see and spend time with their grandchildren.

These are just a few example child custody cases that an attorney can help a New Jersey parent navigate. If you are currently in the throes of a child custody dispute, a child custody lawyer can educate you about your legal rights and options.

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