Child Support And Child Custody In New Jersey

Few things matter more to parents than the safety and well-being of their children. When navigating a divorce, negotiating the terms associated with child custody and child support can be complicated and rife with emotion. It is never easy to come to terms with the fact that the way you financially support and spend time with your child is about to change forever.

To soften the blow of this extreme life change for both you and your children, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney. You should seek a lawyer who is dedicated to helping you obtain the best outcome possible, while doing so in a way that supports the best interests of your child.

At Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP, our experienced family law attorneys are committed to giving you the attention and care you deserve while tenaciously and efficiently handling your child support and child custody matters.

Child Support

Child support is determined according to a set of state-mandated guidelines. But it is important to remember that these guidelines are just that. They are not rules or requirements. We are prepared to examine the needs of your child as they correspond to the financial ability of each parent.

There are many factors that play into determining child support, including:

  • Income of both parents
  • Any special needs of the child or children
  • Ages of the children
  • The custody agreement

Child Custody

The needs of the children involved always come first in any family law matter, especially child custody. It is important to know that before any determination is made, both parents have equal standing. Regardless of your role as a parent, you walk into the courtroom with the same rights and the same chances of getting custody. Your child's development depends on having a healthy relationship with both parents.

We can help you determine the appropriate parenting schedule for your changing family dynamic. Working with experts in child development we are able to build a routine that gives your child the routine that supports a healthy growth. Should one parent have substance or physical abuse issues, we are well-equipped to help you navigate child custody as it relates to domestic violence.

No two families are identical and the same goes for each of our clients' needs. We prepare each case with your unique goals and issues in mind. From the moment you enter our office until well beyond the signing of your documents, we are dedicated to forming and maintaining a strong, trusting relationship with you.

Contact Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, LLP

To learn more about how our Bergen County and Passaic County child custody attorneys can help you navigate your issues, call 973-370-0997 or 201-212-4572, or email us.