Child Custody & Support Attorney in Princeton
Nothing can be more stressful than a parent worrying about a child’s welfare and custody in a divorce matter. It would be best to have a compassionate attorney who listens to his client to determine the proper course of action to reduce the emotional trauma to all parties – the parents and the children. Fair negotiation and argument, if necessary, must be made to ensure that your child has a fulfilling and rewarding life with you following a divorce. These matters all fall under child custody, which can be the most contentious part of a divorce. All of which Hofmann Law Firm can handle.
Many possible issues may arise in Princeton child custody matters. These include, but are not limited to:
- Joint or sole residential custody
- Joint or sole legal custody
- Parenting time
- Grandparent visitation
- Post-judgment issues
- Out of state removal of a child by one parent.
Here at the Hofmann Law Firm, we’re experts at handling all of these matters to ensure the best results possible for your case and your family.
Princeton Child Support Attorney
Financial support in New Jersey is based upon the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. To determine how much child support is required, a predetermined equation is used (based upon various factors), including the amount of children and ages, the parenting time, and gross income of each party. There are helpful apps that you can use to get an idea of what you would pay per week in child support.
New Jersey law gives every child the right to be supported and educated by his natural father or mother, including children of unmarried couples. The Uniform Parentage Act was passed in 1983 (amended further in 1994) and set forth principles that all parents and their children, regardless of marital status, have equal rights concerning one another and established a method to determine parental disputes.
Blood tests and genetic testing have come into prominence in recent years. Before an assumed father is made to submit DNA to determine paternity, a court must first determine if there is an articulable reason for suspecting that the defendant is the father. Once the test results are returned, the Family Part Intake Service will make a recommendation. If a party does not accept the proposal, the paternity matter will be scheduled for trial.
We Offer Child Custody and Support For New Jersey Residents
It’s understandable that this is a very difficult time for most families to be dealing with this topic, but our attorney here at Hofmann Law Firm is ready to guide you through the process, step by step. Contact us today!
Legal Practice Areas
Mediation and Arbitration
Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships