11 Things You Need to Know About Child Custody and Parenting Time

Child Custody

Faculty Member: Abigale M. Stolfe, New Jersey Family Lawyer

Facilitator: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

When going through a divorce involving children, parents are faced with numerous complex issues. From the factors courts consider when granting custody to how custody and child support is decided for unwed parents, family lawyer Abigale Stolfe outlines the top issues and offers tips related to child custody and parenting time. More


Abigale M. Stolfe is one of the founders of Stolfe Zeigler, a boutique family law firm that obtains favorable outcomes for high-net-worth, complex, and litigious cases. With more than 15 years of experience in family law, she has had numerous cases cited by judges, illustrating her ability to win cases. Abigale is known for effectively litigating, negotiating, and mediating complex cases.  


What you will learn from this podcast session: “11 Things You Need to Know About Child Custody and Parenting Time”

mom-with-sonThis session will discuss:

  • how a divorcing couple decides whether sole custody or joint custody is best for their family
  • the most common types of arrangements for children’s living situations post-divorce in New Jersey
  • factors New Jersey courts consider in granting custody
  • how much weight a court gives to a child’s parents regarding choosing which parent he/she wants to live with
  • whether or not parents have to resolve their custody issues before finalizing their divorce in New Jersey
  • whether a custody agreement can be changed
  • under what circumstances primary parenting rights be taken away from the parent to whom they were originally assigned and awarded to the other parent
  • how a judge determines whether one party requires supervised visitation with the children
  • whether one parent needs the other parent’s permission if they wish to move to another state and take the children with them
  • under what conditions a judge can grant a request for visitation with – or even custody of – a grandchild
  • how custody and child support is decided when dealing with children of unwed parents.

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