Child Custody & Visitation
If you are seeking to obtain custody or visitation rights or need to enforce or modify your existing custody rights, we can help. The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush have more than 14 years of experience representing clients in custody matters throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Custody disputes can be emotional ordeals for all parties involved. While most parents only want what is best for their children, separating and divorcing parents will often have vastly different opinions on how their children should be raised and where they should live. However, regardless of how far apart the parents may be, they must ultimately reach a resolution that serves the best interests of their children. Whether this means working through their differences amicably or resorting to the courts, it is important for both spouses to have experienced legal representation.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush have more than 14 years of experience representing parents in custody matters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has handled numerous contentious custody matters, both within and outside of the context of divorce. Whether your goal is to negotiate a parenting plan as part of a divorce settlement agreement or you find yourself in a position where you need a judge to intervene, our attorneys will provide results-oriented representation focused on securing the parenting rights you desire.
Determining Custody Rights: Serving the Best Interests of the Child
In child custody matters, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts have one primary focus: serving the best interests of the children involved. As a parent seeking custody, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the factors the courts consider when issuing custody orders. With foresight and careful preparation, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of acquiring your desired rights, and the attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush emphasize working hand-in-hand with their clients to help them execute strategies designed to achieve their custody and visitation goals.
Methods for Establishing Custody Rights
As with financial support, property distribution and the other aspects involved in a separation or divorce, when it comes to establishing custody rights there a number of different methods available. Depending on your co-parent’s willingness to be reasonable and act in good faith, these options can include:
- Negotiation – Establishing custody rights through an amicable settlement agreement that is acceptable to both parents.
- Mediation – Working with a neutral third-party “mediator” who helps the parents consider alternatives and see each other's points of view.
- Litigation – Resorting to the court system and using formal discovery, motions and hearings in order to present your case for securing the custody rights you desire.
Our attorneys represent clients in all types of custody matters, and they tailor their representation to the custody rights the clients desire and the unique circumstances involved in each individual case. Our attorneys are experienced and strategic negotiators who can help steer parents toward an amicable and peaceful resolution, but are also equally comfortable pursuing an aggressive litigation strategy if necessary geared toward securing a favorable outcome at trial.
Child Custody Modification and Enforcement
In addition to representing parents in initial custody determinations, our attorneys regularly represent clients in modification and enforcement proceedings as well. If your custody and visitation arrangement is not working, or if your co-parent is not meeting his or her obligations, contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help.
Schedule an Initial Consultation with the Law Office of Blake W. Rush
At the Law Office of Blake W. Rush, we offer free phone consultations to divorcing spouses and other parents seeking custody rights in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In-person consultations are also available. To discuss your situation with an attorney at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush, submit our online request form or call (908) 713-9800 today.