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New Jersey Custody

New Jersey custody is easy to understand once you know how the system really works.

Unfortunately what the politicians in Trenton tell you about child custody in New Jersey isn't necessarily accurate.

The system isn't nearly as fair as they'd lead you to believe.

When you look at child custody guidelines in New Jersey, you'll see references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

What's not listed in any of the official guidelines are all the intangible criteria actually used to determine child custody in the real world.

And that means if you and your spouse don't agree on a child custody arrangement, the state of New Jersey then decides where your children live.

The determination of child custody starts when you file a motion at your local county family law courthouse.

Eventually, the county will assign a New Jersey custody evaluator who will meet with all the parties; including the school, doctors, etc.

The county will conduct an evaluation to determine which of you is the best parent for the children.

The process begins with an evaluation performed by an assigned evaluator.

Even better, you'll probably be subjected to a psychological profile and at the end of the process, the custody evaluator will write and submit their report to family court.

And you'll receive a copy of this evaluation report as well.

Most people think custody is determined by the judge, well, the fact is custody is established by the evaluator, not a judge.

The judge will read the evaluators report and because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting rubber stamp it.

Because the evaluator has conducted extensive research and issues a report, there's no way the judge will overrule the evaluators recommendation.

In a highly contested dispute, a judge will order the guardian ad litem to protect the children's interests during the custody evaluation.

This person will not decide custody, but will act as a advocate of the children to ensure the children's interests are protected while the parents argue about custody.

Now, Guardians can be lawyers or social workers they just need to be approved by the court and there are private guardians along with public ones employed by your local New Jersey county.

Private guardians charge from $50 per hour to $400, where public guardians generally charge less.

Typically each spouse shares the cost of the guardian.

If the cost of a guardian ad litem is an issue, typically one is provided free of change.

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