How does a divorcing couple decide child custody?

By Cynthia Ann Brassington
November 24, 2017
How does a divorcing couple decide child custody?

Every case begins with the best interests of the children. In reaching a parenting plan that is in the children's best interests, we look to several factors including the history of the parties, the parties' schedules, the children's schedules, and other factors reflecting the needs of the children.

We look to their schedule for soccer, the hours that the parents work and things of that fashion because the goal is always to enter into a parenting plan that fosters the children's relationship with both parents, as it is in the children's best interest to have a positive relationship with their parents and also have continuing and frequent contact.


New Jersey attorney Cynthia Ann Brassington is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, and regularly helps people to resolve their divorce-related issues, from property division, to child support, and custody. To learn more about Cynthia and her practice visit www.LinwoodFamilyLaw.com.

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November 24, 2017
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