Bari Zell-Weinberger, a family lawyer in Parsippany, answers:
In New Jersey, it is considered in a child’s best interest to spend time and have contact with both parents whenever possible and appropriate. A temporary custody plan can be put in place as soon as a couple decides to separate and it can remain in place until the couple’s divorce is finalized, at which time the custody plan contained in the settlement is enforced. There are two basic ways separated parents can outline a temporary plan for child custody and parenting time:
Whichever route is used to develop a temporary parenting plan to cover the separation period, a permanent order can be put in place when the divorce is finalized. If you have questions about child custody during separation, a family law attorney can explain legal options that best meet your family’s needs.
Bari Zell-Weinberger is a Certified New Jersey divorce lawyer and partner with the firm of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. in Parsippany, New Jersey, where she exclusively practices family and matrimonial law. View her online Divorce Magazine profile.Back To Top