Obtaining Sole Custody
When you are getting a divorce, there are a number of factors which you must consider, especially when there are children involved. If a divorcing couple has children, coming to a custody arrangement that is beneficial for the children and the parents can be difficult. Fortunately, there is a variety of possible custody arrangements, including full or joint custody, available and the custody agreement reached will depend greatly on the circumstances of each parent. In certain cases a judge or court may deem that one parent is unfit to have custody of the children, therefore giving the other parent sole custody.
If you are a parent that is seeking sole custody of your children, the Monmouth County custody attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., can provide the legal advice and support that you need at this time. Contact our experienced lawyers at (732) 898-2378 to discuss how we can help you.
Reasons Full Custody Is Granted
In certain cases, there may be circumstances or factors that will lead a judge to grant full custody to only one parent. This typically happens when one parent is guilty of one or more of the following:
- Physical abuse
- Mental / emotional abuse
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Conviction of a serious crime, such as murder
In addition to these factors, a parent may be granted sole custody if the other parent demonstrates destructive behavior, is incarcerated, or if the court decides it is in the best interest of the child.
Don’t trust your child custody agreement to just anyone. The Monmouth County custody lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., have the experience and knowledge you need as you fight for a favorable custody agreement. Call (732) 898-2378 to speak with an attorney who is committed to supporting you.