Guide to New Jersey Child Custody Topics

Where to begin:

New Jersey child custody overview
Answers to your New Jersey child custody questions. How do I open a case? How much will it cost? How long will it take? What is physical custody vs. legal custody?

New Jersey parenting plans and custody agreements
Rules and tips for making a New Jersey parenting plan. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can present in trial or use to settle.

New Jersey parenting time schedule guidelines
Ensure your custody schedule is comprehensive with these guidelines. See popular schedules and how to word the specifics.

New Jersey child support calculator
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Going to court:

10 steps to getting child custody in a New Jersey court
The child custody litigation process from start to finish, with all the resources you need. Opening a case, attending the initial case management conference and more.

Filing for child custody in New Jersey: 4 steps
Follow these steps while filing and serving to avoid mistakes that could stall your case. Find the forms you need and more.

Court-ordered mediation in New Jersey custody cases
Are you ready for mediation? Learn about the types of mediation, how to prepare, possible outcomes and more.

New Jersey child custody trials
New Jersey custody trials are complicated. Understand the processes and protocols so you get what's best for your child.

Staying out of court:

Settling child custody in New Jersey: 3 steps
Settling is considered the best way to decide custody. Follow these steps to settle a non-divorce case about child custody with no hiccups.

Settling divorce with custody in New Jersey
Parents who want to settle custody as part of a divorce follow these steps to resolve their case. Free forms.

More on New Jersey custody:

Custody orders in New Jersey: Types, modification, enforcement
Emergency orders, temporary orders, final orders — learn the differences between the three and which may apply in your case. Also, how to modify and enforce final orders.

Special circumstances in New Jersey child custody cases
No two child custody cases are the same. Are you in the military? Are you planning to relocate? What other considerations might you be forgetting?

Resources and support for New Jersey child custody
Where to turn for help with your case. Links to local courts, lawyers, help for domestic violence victims, and more.

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