Going through a divorce where children are involved is always difficult for mothers. Most mothers are used to being the primary caretaker of children from the time that their children are born. This is not to imply of course, that fathers are not equally involved in the care of their children or cannot be the primary caretaker. Emotions conflict when you seek to dissolve the legal union between yourself and your spouse, all the while trying to shield your children from any conflict between the two of you. It is paramount to make sure the children can adjust to their changed circumstances with as little difficulty as possible. To prepare for what is ahead, it is best to speak with an experienced mother’s rights attorney who can inform you of your rights as the primary caretaker of your children, including how decisions will be made by the Court to protect the best interests of the children.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Rights As a Mother
First and foremost, you will need to have the facts of your case organized and persuasively argued. There may be factors in your case, such as the age of the children, the Father’s previous involvement in caring for the children, the Father’s work schedule and his availability to see the child, etc.
The court requires that both parents prove that the custody arrangement they are proposing is in the child’s best interests. Legal counsel is crucial in putting together your case. Your first step should be to contact a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer who is experienced in matters concerning custody and parenting time. At the Law Offices of Sylvia S. Costantino, Esq., LLC, we understand what you are going through and stand ready to help.