All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern.

All of us here at Jacobs Berger want to reassure our clients and business associates that their health and safety are our primary concern and that we are also committed to the health and safety of our staff and our families. Though we are currently working remotely, we continue to operate as we always have, providing quality service and for us, it is “business as usual.”


We are offering telephonic and video calls, conferences, mediations, and strategic planning sessions to continue to service our clients and prospective clients, and are, of course, available for ongoing business partnerships via our virtual network!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 973-710-4366, by email, or, if necessary, carrier pigeon. (We are kidding about the last one, but you laughed, didn’t you?) Also, head to our social media pages for some tips on staying healthy, safe and sane during this time.

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How is Child Custody and Parenting Time Determined?

Morristown NJ Attorneys Guiding Clients on Custody and Parenting Time

Serving clients in Morristown, Dover, Madison, Randolph, East Hanover,  Tewksbury and across Morris County

One of the most popular questions that we receive from our clients is how custody and parenting time is decided by a judge. That answer is not easy to give because custody and parenting time is not a one size fits all solution. Custody and parenting time is a very specific fact-based situation for each specific family that comes through our door and that has the opportunity to have these issues in front of a judge. Obviously, there are custodial factors 9:2-4 sets out all factors that a court has to consider when determining what good custody and parenting time decision is going to be. There are also usually experts involved in these determinations.

The court has mental health professionals there can be a guardian at Litem for the children. But custody and parenting time do not file your papers, look at them, a judge reviews them, go to the court once, a decision is made. The court really cares about what is in the best interest of the children, that is generally the overriding standard that the court considers when assessing custody and parenting time decisions and the court has to take into consideration what the best interests are for those specific children or child and that specific family in each particular circumstance. It is very important that if you have a custody and parenting time decision at least speak to an attorney prior to going to court because you need to understand the nuances involved in the arena where custody and parenting time is involved.

Contact Our Morristown Child Custody Attorneys Today

At Jacobs Berger, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients and families to fairly and creatively resolve family law matters of all kinds in towns across New Jersey and Morris County, including Morristown, Madison, Randolph, Dover, Denville, Florham Park, East Hanover, and the surrounding communities.

Not only do we offer this unique approach of helping our clients to build successful foundations for their legal and parental futures, but we also regularly work with mental health professionals so that any and all of your needs during the-often-difficult divorce or child custody process can be met and addressed.

To speak with a qualified member of our attorney team today in a comprehensive and confidential case assessment regarding parenting time, child custody settlement, child custody arrangement or modification, or to speak with us regarding any other divorce or family law matter, please contact us online or through our Morristown office at (973) 718-7705.

About the Author:

Jamie Berger practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. Prior to being a partner at Jacobs Berger, Jamie practiced at a boutique Morris County Matrimonial Law Firm for several years. Before that, Jamie served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C. in the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part.

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