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Monmouth County Primary/Secondary Physical Custody Lawyers

Because child custody agreements establish both legal custody and physical custody, there are several areas in which separating parents must reach a decision regarding the care of their child. While legal custody refers to who will be able to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, such as what type of school they attend and religious affiliations, physical custody refers to the person or persons whom the child in question will live with for a majority of the time. A “primary” physical custody parent has the child living with him or her for the majority of the time, while the child lives more rarely with the “secondary” physical custody parent.

When determining child custody during a divorce, there are many factors that must be considered and many ways in which your agreement could be affected. As such, it is invaluable to have an experienced and understanding lawyer supporting you and helping you work towards the type of custody you feel is best for your family. Speak with an experienced Monmouth County physical custody lawyer of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., about how they may be able to help you today by calling (732) 898-2378.

Factors Influencing Custody

While a variety of factors can influence a final custody arrangement, courts will always keep the best interest of the child as a top priority. Some factors that may aid in their decisions include:

  • Respective incomes of the parents
  • Living situations of the parents
  • Education / physical needs of the child
  • Medical needs of the child
  • “Cause” of the divorce

While some family separations and child custody agreements are made easily, these factors and others can often cause a child custody agreement to become difficult and frustrating. If this is the case, having experienced legal counsel on your side can be extremely helpful.

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If you or someone you love has been struggling with a child custody arrangement, contact an experienced Monmouth County primary/secondary physical custody attorney at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling (732) 898-2378. We are prepared to help you through your divorce and create a custody agreement that suits your family.