Morris County NJ Child Custody Law Firm

We have been working for our divorce and family law clients for over 20 years, and have a proven track record of success.  Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Sound Legal Advice You Can Trust

We know that any issue regarding your family, whether it is the breakup of a marriage, separation or child custody may be overwhelming for you and your family. Your judgment may become clouded.  Ours will not.  We are dedicated to providing you with advice in language that you can understand.  Using simple principles we have developed over the last 20 years working with family law clients, we will work with you to develop a child custody plan that works for you and your children.

Our Experience & Judgment

We have been representing clients in complicated family law cases for over 20 years.  We have resolved countless custody cases, and will effectively guide you through any complex issue arising in your custody case.  We use our experience in divorce and family law to help you get through the worst time of your life.  Learn how we can help you.  Click the link below and tell us about your case.

The Results You Expect

The needs of you and your children always come first.  We provide smart, sensible, and cost-effective family law solutions for our clients, always keeping them informed about the latest legal developments that affect their case.  Together, we will develop an action plan, always putting your goals first.  Through our understanding of the law, and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success.  Schedule your free consultation today.
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Child Custody & Parenting Time in NJ

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The most serious issues involving the breakup of a relationship involve the custody of the children.  The needs of the children need to be considered before the needs of either parent.  There are two considerations when it comes to child custody.  The first is legal custody and the second is physical custody (a/k/a parenting time).  Legal custody relates to who has the right to make major decisions for the children.  Such decisions include medical issues, education, and religious upbringing.  Physical custody or parenting time relates to when each parent will spend time with the children.  In New Jersey, child custody is presumed to be shared equally by the parents.  However, this does not mean that parenting time must be exactly even.  In most cases, parenting time is not exactly even.  One of the parents usually will have more parenting time than the other parent based upon what historically has happened, as well as each parties’ employment and individual living situations.  Resolving custody and parenting time issues when the parties cannot agree with each other is often exceedingly difficult.  We usually recommend that clients put all else aside and treat custody and parenting time as the most important and only issue in their case.  The resolution of custody and parenting time issues usually have significant consequences for each parent.  Sometimes parenting time issues limit where the parties can live, or where they can work.  If the parties wish to relocate after the divorce, the relocation may prevent them from effectively exercising parenting time with the other parent.  In all cases, the best interests of the children must be considered first.  In our experience, we have found that once a successful parenting plan and custody arrangements are in place, the rest of the issues in the case are easier to resolve.  When considering custody and parenting, we first determine our client’s goals, and we work with them and the other party to develop a custody plan that works best for them and the children.  The number of issues that arise when considering custody and parenting time are too numerous to cover here.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us.

We represent clients in New Jersey and New York with any issue related to divorce and family law.  Please select any of the links in this section to learn more about our practice.

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The breakup of a marriage can be very complicated. Everything in your life is affected, including ... READ MORE


A marriage in New Jersey may be annulled in certain circumstances. Unlike divorce, with an... READ MORE

Child Relocation

Child relocation out of the state of New jersey, also known as removal, are among the more ... READ MORE


Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is usually one of the hotly contested issues in any ... READ MORE

Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are among the more serious issues handled by our firm. Immediately upon its ... READ MORE

Same-sex Couples

In New Jersey, same-sex couples were granted limited rights beginning in 2004 with the New Jersey ... READ MORE


We represent clients in connection with juvenile and adult adoptions. Each of these types of ... READ MORE

Contested Estate Matters

We have represented clients in contested estate cases for many years. In the usual case, siblings ... READ MORE


Sometimes spouses decide to separate without getting divorced. Moving out of the marital home ... READ MORE

Child Custody

The most serious issues involving the breakup of a relationship involve the custody of the children ... READ MORE

Child Support

A child has the right to be supported by both parents. Even if one of the parents is absent from the ... READ MORE

Property Division

Like alimony, the division of marital property, also known as equitable distribution, is an area of ... READ MORE

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is entered into before parties get married. The agreement sets forth each ... READ MORE

Post-divorce issues

The parties spent months or years resolving their divorce case or going to trial to have a judge ... READ MORE

Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation and Arbitration fall under the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR for ... READ MORE

How It Works

The break up of a relationship is difficult.  Our representation of you is not.


Our initial case consultation is free. We will review your case, and determine how we can help you.


Every family is unique, and every client has different objectives. We will work together, and develop a plan to resolve your case.

Take Action

Once the plan is developed, we will guide you through the litigation process, focusing on your objectives.


Yes. We have a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.

A divorce case can be concluded in as little as 2 to 3 months or last for years. Typically, most cases resolve within 6 to 9 months.

We accept all forms of payment.  The preferred payment method is with an eCheck, debit, or credit card through LawPay available on our website.

No one should enter into a divorce case without understanding how much the case will cost. That being said, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate of the total cost of your divorce case without knowing more about your specific situation. That is one of the reasons we offer a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.

Yes, but it is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself in a divorce case.  Litigation  is complicated, divorce is emotionally charged, and the effects of a divorce case can last for years after the case is concluded.  Everyone needs a good attorney on their team.

Office Address

565 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444



(973) 831-8800