Upon deciding to dissolve a marriage, parents in New Jersey and elsewhere may wish to take every possible measure to safeguard the interests and well-being of their kids. As matters pertaining to child custody can be highly contestable at times, preparing for negotiations could seem an intimidating task. Those who wish to limit conflict and reduce stress during this process could find it helpful to explore the possible benefits of child custody mediation.
For New Jersey parents, getting a divorce can be a scary experience in large part due to the fact that they will need to figure out a way to raise their children with a partner they are no longer married to. Part and parcel of this for both parents is figuring out how to balance time and share time with each other so their kids can maintain and continue strong relationships on both sides.
Residents in New Jersey who have children that are seniors in high school now may well be looking ahead to sending their kids off to college next fall. That may also mean that they are trying to figure out how to pay for that college education. For many people, financial aid becomes an essential part of funding higher education for kids and a primary step in receiving such aid is the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also referred to as FAFSA.
Once a New Jersey judge signs off on your custody arrangements, you may breathe a sigh of relief that such a painful and messy affair is over and done. Enjoy the relief while it lasts, because custody is likely to be an ongoing issue in the aftermath of a divorce, according to Psychology Today.
With the growth of the fathers’ rights movement over the last several decades, public perceptions in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. are changing in regards to fathers and co-parenting after divorce. These changes are reflected more and more in family law courts as families and legislators realize that many fathers want to remain in their children’s lives and help them grow and develop into healthy adults.
Many things can impact child custody cases. What about a child’s thoughts on where they want to live? Do courts take kids’ preferences into account in custody matters?