An award of custody is subject to modification upon a showing of a substantial change of circumstances. The moving party must demonstrate that, due to a substantial change of circumstances from the time that the current custody arrangement was established, the best interests of the child would be better served by a transfer in custody.
In making an award of custody, the court shall consider but not be limited to the following factors:
In addition to these statutory factors, the Court must “consider and articulate why its custody decision is deemed to be in the child’s best interest.”
Michele E. D’Onofrio is a family law attorney practicing in Warren, New Jersey. To learn more about Michele and her firm – Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP – visit their firm profile or www.swldfamilylaw.com.Back To Top