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If you have lost child custody rights, our legal team understands how devastating this can be for you. However, it is important to understand that this decision does not have to be permanent. To learn more about working to regain child custody in New Jersey, continue reading and contact our Morristown child custody lawyer. Here are some questions you may have about the process ahead:

How is child custody determined in New Jersey?

New Jersey courts will always consider the best interests of the child first and foremost when determining custody. The courts will also consider the following factors when making a decision regarding child custody:

  • The needs of the child
  • The physical health and safety of the child
  • Whether the parent will act in the child’s best interests
  • The preference of the child if they are of the sufficient age
  • The relationship between the child and the parents
  • Each party’s ability to provide stability
  • The location and proximity of each parent’s home

What are the reasons a parent would lose child custody in New Jersey?

The following are the reasons a parent may lose child custody in New Jersey:

  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Refusal to co-parent

Can I win child custody back?

If you are seeking to regain child custody, one of the first steps you should take is to become aware of the reasoning behind the court’s decision to strip your custody. This reason may be something that you can address in an effort to regain custody.

For example, it is possible that you have lost custody due to a substance abuse issue. In this case, you may want to begin taking substance abuse courses, among other work, to prove that you are acknowledging and resolving the issue that led to the loss of your custody.

It is recommended that you retain the services of our Morristown family law attorney during this process. Our legal team can assist you in targeting the issue that led to your custody being revoked. We will also help you to file an appeal or request an evaluation of your custody arrangement. To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you, give our team a call today to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team understands how emotional and overwhelming this process can be. We will walk you through each step of the way.

Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Firm

Graves Andrews, LLC is an experienced Morris County family law & criminal defense law firm serving all of New Jersey. Contact Graves Andrews, LLC to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Reach out to our experienced attorneys today to get started.