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Your child's best interests after a New Jersey divorce

The goal of the court when deciding child custody matters in New Jersey is often simple: The court wants to make a ruling that is in the best interests of the child. While this overall goal may be simple, getting to that point can sometimes be difficult, which is why you have to know what legal rights and options you have.

For example, the default position of the court is that both parents should be involved. If your spouse is trying to deny you any custody rights, the court will really have to see proof that you do not deserve even visitation rights. If it cannot be shown that these rights should be taken from you -- even if you are not going to get main legal or physical custody -- you should be allowed to have secondary custody rights.

On the other side of things, perhaps you feel like you should have sole custody and that your spouse, for whatever reason, should not be allowed to see the child. Perhaps you are even afraid that your spouse will try to take your child from you or remove him or her from the state. Clearly, this is not in the child's best interests, and you can use these things as reasons why only you should be allowed to have custody rights.

As you can see, there are two sides to this that the court has to sort through. Make sure that you always know what the goal is and how it can match up with your own desires. To learn more, check out our child custody page as soon as you can.

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