Protect Yourself and Your Child With an Experienced Child Custody Lawyer
Children have the right to maintain a stable relationship with both parents. With decades of experience in family law, attorney Jeffrey Goldblatt remains committed to defending the best interests of children during a divorce and helping to protect kids in danger. He can help to arrange custody assessments and — if necessary — work to resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration, or judicial intervention.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., we believe that the rights and obligations of both parents should be equally considered. Automatic custodial preference is no longer given to mothers during a divorce. Instead, judges increasingly give weight to a father’s right to custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child. When you turn Jeffrey Goldblatt, he will draw upon more than 30 years of experience advocating for fathers’ rights in child custody and child support cases.
In New Jersey, family law states that both parents must provide consent before a child who is a minor can be moved from the state. The court can still be petitioned with sufficient cause to move, but judges typically seek to preserve the relationship between children and both of their parents. If you are involved in a child removal or other divorce dispute, we can provide expert legal counsel and representation.
Parental Alienation Syndrome occurs when one parent influences a child to turn against the other. The child and his or her relationship with both parents can be negatively affected by this behavior. In these cases, we can provide legal assistance to help protect children from the actions of a vindictive parent. Often, we can work to secure court ordered reunification therapy, which can help the victimized parent and child begin to repair the damage.
If your ex-spouse or co-parent is in violation of court orders regarding visitation, we can help to ensure your rights are protected. As an experienced family law attorney, Jeffrey Goldblatt can assist with negotiation or take the custodial parent back to court. We can also help with out-of-state custody issues and with the modification of orders that are no longer workable.
We believe that child support issues do not have to be contentious, and our experienced family law attorney can help you resolve disputes with a fair and comprehensive plan that works for all concerned parties. New Jersey state law provides guidelines for child support based upon custody and the income of both parents. If the issue is in dispute, we can represent you during negotiations or help you obtain a court judgment or modification.
Step-parent adoption is one of the most common forms of adoption in America. A step-parent who formally adopts a child from a spouse’s past relationship gains all the legal rights and responsibilities of a biological parent, regardless of the status of the marriage. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq., we can assist with virtually all legal aspects of adoption.
Our legal team recommends that the issue of child support for a child who is beyond the age of 18 be addressed during the initial divorce decree. Whether you are seeking child support for college expenses or are disputing a financial request, Jeffrey Goldblatt can provide sound legal advice and representation. During dissolution or post-divorce modification, we can use negotiation or family mediation to achieve an effective solution. In other cases, we can argue on your behalf before a judge to resolve the issue in family court.