Child Custody Attorneys
Child custody and parenting-time agreements are typically multifaceted arrangements that vary dramatically depending on the parents’ unique situations and the children’s particular needs. However, all agreements share one thing in common: they must be drafted with the utmost care and detail as they will likely guide the co-parenting parameters for your family for years.
At Jacobs Berger, LLC, our founding attorneys have nearly 25 years of combined experience assisting clients with child custody and parenting-time matters in New Jersey. Sarah Jacobs is Qualified as State of New Jersey Family Law Mediators and also Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Together, they provide open and honest legal advice centered on a commitment to finding genuine resolutions to clients’ genuine concerns.
The importance of having a well-crafted document
Many clients who have positive working relationships with their co-parents tend to undervalue the importance of having a well-written custody and parenting time agreement. You cannot predict exactly what will happen in the future: perhaps a new significant other will be introduced to the children, or perhaps a change will occur to the historical status quo of how families celebrate holidays. These, among other changes in circumstance, can have a direct impact on the co-parenting relationship, and in turn, the custody and parenting-time arrangements which have been in operation.
If an agreement is well-crafted, taking into consideration as many current and future factors as possible, it can be an extremely valuable asset. It can help you avoid unnecessary litigation. It can also provide a useful template for modifications as the children grow or as new elements enter the family dynamic. This may well be the most important agreement that you ever put in writing.
Modifying and enforcing existing agreements
Children change, as do the lives of their parents. When a custody or parenting-time agreement no longer adequately reflects your situation, we can help you pursue an appropriate modification to the existing court order or agreement. When necessary, if one party is failing to abide the terms of a current order, we can also pursue enforcement of that order.
Reach out to our experienced legal team today
To arrange a meeting with one of the child custody lawyers at Jacobs Berger, LLC, contact our Morristown law firm online or call 973-718-7705. We will provide a straightforward and practical case assessment that addresses your unique concerns.