Child Custody Lawyers Finding Solutions For You And Your Children

The attorneys at Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, understand that your children are your primary concern in the divorce process. The attorneys understand your need to make custody and parenting time arrangements on behalf of your children — with their best interests in mind. New Jersey state law affords both parents rights to their children with all decisions regarding custody and parenting time "in the best interests of the child." Factors that the courts base their decisions on include:

  • The stability of the child's life
  • The home environment of each parent
  • The child's relationship with each parent
  • Opportunities for the child with each parent and the child's specific needs
  • History of domestic violence or abuse

The attorneys at Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, listen to your concerns and goals as they pertain to your children and how you want to structure their time with you and with your spouse. Our team will give you an honest assessment of your goals and offer solutions with these goals in mind.

Helping You Create A Parenting Plan

You and your spouse are required to submit a parenting plan, which outlines all of the details regarding how much time each of you spend with your children and whether one of you will have sole legal custody or you will share major decision-making powers with joint legal custody. You will also define where the children will reside and which nights will be spent with each parent. Our team recognizes that each family's situation is unique. Working with your goals in mind, our New Jersey child custody attorneys will help you craft a parenting plan that accommodates your needs and the best interests of your children.

You and your spouse will also be required to attend a mandatory parenting education workshop. This workshop is designed to help both of you learn how to co-parent your children now that your lives are separating.

Answering Your Parenting Time Questions

At Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, the lawyers will help you define how decision-making responsibilities will be handled by you and your spouse. The attorneys work with forensic psychologists, psychiatrists and other experts, either appointed by the court or self-retained, to assist in this process.

Using Our Experience To Your Advantage

Our law firm has more than 75 years of combined experience in handling family law issues, including custody. The attorneys understand your need to spend consistent time with your children. The attorneys at Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, listen to you and offer solutions in order to achieve your child custody and parenting goals.

Call Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, at 800-465-0163 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. You can find our law office in Florham Park. Besides the Morristown area, we routinely represent clients across New Jersey.