Multistate Child Support and Custody

NJ Family Law Approach

At the New Jersey law firm of Jacobs Berger, LLC, we craft child support and custody agreements that work across state lines. Our attorneys are familiar with the theories of virtual visitation using modern communication technologies such as Skype and FaceTime. These are often inherent in advocating for removal/relocation applications and in defending against such applications.

Our law firm also assists clients who need to take a child support or custody judgment from another state and have it applied in New Jersey. Likewise, we handle cases involving petitions for New Jersey to relinquish jurisdiction to another state.

Assisting clients with complex UCCJEA and UIFSA issues

Our attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance in cases pertaining to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).

The UCCJEA and UIFSA are legally complicated and very factually sensitive. They interact significantly with each other, with existing custody and parenting-time orders and with removal/relocation requests. We can help you understand the application of judgments or provisions that have been entered in other states and how they will be applied here. New Jersey has the ability to enforce a judgment from another state, even if it does not have the ability to modify that judgment.

Many clients who have “forum selection clauses” in their custody or child support agreements don’t understand how those clauses are utilized within the framework of the UCCJEA and the UIFSA. The law says one thing, but if you have entered into an agreement for something else, it takes a skilled legal advocate to combine the two in a way that upholds your preferences while ensuring that the agreement remains legally enforceable.

Learn more in a one-on-one meeting with a lawyer

The attorneys at Jacobs Berger, LLC, provide a comprehensive case assessment to every potential client. Learn more about multistate child custody or child support by contacting our Morristown office online.

For more information, or to talk about NJ child support laws with one of our licensed and experienced New Jersey matrimonial law attorneys, give our office a call at 973-718-7705.