How Can an Attorney Help Me Get Custody in My Divorce?

Defending Your Right to Custody

Child custody is one of the most important components of a divorce. While it is important to find a divorce attorney who can look out for your financial well-being after the divorce, it is equally important you find one that can ensure the well-being of your child.

When custody is contested, the two parents disagree about who should get custody. Parents who don’t agree on custody may be ordered to try mediation. In mediation, the parents try to negotiate an arrangement they both agree to. If negotiations fail, a judge may have to decide. Letting your custody matter get to that point, however, is never a good idea. An attorney may be able to negotiate a custody arrangement before you get to this point. A custody attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and advocate on your behalf during the custody negotiations. If the judge has to decide, an attorney can investigate any claims being made, gather evidence and information, and identify any other facts that may help your case.

To get custody, you need to show that it is in your child’s best interests. You will need to show that you can best meet your child’s needs. A skilled child custody attorney can do just this. An attorney can also help you navigate a child welfare case if you have one in conjunction with your custody case. Your attorney will also tell you what you need to do while the custody action is pending. For example, you should spend as much time with your child as you are able. Having consistent and positive visitation with your child while the case is pending can go a long way toward showing the judge your child will benefit from a shared custody arrangement.

Make sure you find a matrimonial attorney who has sufficient experience handling child custody cases. Child custody is a contested issue in many divorces. Nevertheless, many parents fail to find an attorney who can handle both the divorce and the custody issue skillfully. Child custody law is complex, and with so much at stake it is unwise to let an attorney who focuses solely on divorce handle the matter. Speak with an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey matrimonial and child custody attorney about your case. A skilled attorney can negotiate a custody arrangement while protecting your parental rights.


Are you seeking custody of your child? Williams Law Group, LLC can help you with your case and defend your rights. We know the steps you need to take to get custody. Located in Union, New Jersey, Williams Law Group, LLC provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys handle divorce and family law, child custody, and child abuse/neglect cases. Call our office at (908) 810-1083, email us at, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation and ultimately get you connected with an experienced New Jersey divorce and child custody attorney.


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