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Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child

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When parents separate and divorce, the effect on relationships with children is profound. Working out a custody arrangement in your child’s best interests is critical as your family takes on a new form.

At Karcher Law Firm, our attorneys can guide you forward confidently as you go through this transition. Using decades of combined experience, we will help you protect your relationship with your child and move forward with hope.

Call 732-852-7018 to arrange a free meeting to talk about your circumstances. From our office in Red Bank, we serve clients in Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore.

What Type Of Parenting Arrangement Do You Seek?

Experts say it’s generally best for a child when both parents are involved in the child’s life. To accomplish this, you and the other parent will need a parenting plan, detailing who has the kids at which times.

If you aren’t able to agree with your ex on such a plan, the courts will have to come up with one for you. This means that if you and your ex can do so, it makes sense to try to work out a plan that makes sense for all concerned — especially your children.

In some cases, a parent may be abusive, be chemically dependent or have other serious issues that prevent a joint custody arrangement from working. If that is the case, we will be strong advocates for your position in seeking sole custody of your kid.

If you and your ex can’t agree on a custody arrangement, the court may order a social worker or psychologist to do a custody neutral assessment (CAN). We will make sure your rights and interests and protected, regardless of the level of conflict with your ex.

Crafting An Effective Parenting Plan

All sorts of factors go into creating an effective parenting plan. These include:

  • Age of the children
  • Physical location of the two parents’ residences
  • Modes of communication between the parents about the children

Our attorneys have the proven ability to help clients work through these issues and craft effective parenting plans and visitation arrangements. We will provide guidance to help your child navigate the divorce well and move toward a bright future.

Taking Action

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