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Introducing new partners to children after a divorce

New Jersey parents may find it difficult to co-parent their children with their ex-spouse following a divorce, especially if that divorce was not amicable. However, it is essential for parents to continue to work together for the sake of their children, especially as they begin to move on.

Issues that may arise when parents share legal custody

Some New Jersey parents who are getting a divorce might wonder what is meant by joint legal custody. Legal custody is the right of parents to decide what religion their children will practice, what schools they will attend, what kind of medical care they will receive and other major issues. If parents share legal custody, they both have these rights.

Types of child custody and visitation schedules

When New Jersey parents decide to separate or get a divorce, dealing with child custody and visitation can be difficult. In some cases, both parents work or may even need to move farther away from each other. As the children get older, visitation could become even more difficult due to school activities and emerging social lives. As such, creating a visitation schedule that meets everyone's needs is essential.

Abusers may use child custody battles to maintain control

When people in New Jersey and elsewhere divorce their abusers, the abusers may try to use child custody as a means to exert continued control over them. Despite evidence that abusers often try to wage custody battles to exert control, Congress has not acted. People who have suffered abuse from their former spouses or partners should be aware that their abusers may try to seek custody of their children simply to control them.

How child custody can be arranged

Parents in New Jersey who are getting a divorce might have questions about their options for child custody. Before making a decision, parents should understand the difference between the two types of custody -- physical and legal. The child lives with the parent or parents who have physical custody. Parents with legal custody can make decisions about education, health care and other important things related to the child's welfare. Each of these types of custody might be joint or sole.

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