Child Custody

Experienced Child Custody Representation

The presumption under New Jersey law is in favor of joint legal custody, where both parties have a say in parenting decisions. There is also an effort made to maximize the time that parents have with their children, whether they have primary physical custody or not. In most cases, custody issues are resolved amicably through mediation, but we are available to represent parents in custody trials as well and have a reputation as effective litigators.

At The Mullen Law Office, we work closely with parents to achieve a child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child. We have more than four decades of combined experience we can bring to your child custody matter. Due to our firm's size, we are able to provide personalized and customized attention to each individual case.

To discuss your particular situation with a Camden County child custody attorney from our firm, contact us today at 856-874-8146.

Focusing on the Best Interests of the Child

The most important consideration in any child custody case is what is in the best interests of the child. That is why our overloaded court systems are emphasizing the importance of resolving custody disputes in an efficient manner. The sooner stability is maintained in the home, the better it is for a child's well being. A long drawn-out court battle can be stressful for a child. We encourage our clients to consider negotiation and mediation settlements and mediation in order to minimize both costs and time spent on a child custody dispute. That is not to say we don't aggressively represent our clients at trial if the situation does arise.

We also recognize that the model family is no longer restricted to a nuclear family. There are many other roles that are "parental" in nature that can have a significant impact on a child's life. This includes stepparents, relatives and grandparents.

Parental Alienation

More and more parents are accusing or being accused of parental alienation. Many times a noncustodial parent will accuse a custodial parent for systematic coercion and parental alienation. These are very extreme situations of "brainwashing." We can help you if you are being accused of parental alienation or if you believe the other parent is engaging in parental alienation.

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Whether your child custody case can be settled outside of court or you need a tough litigator in your corner, you can rely on us to take care of your legal issues so you can move on with your life. To arrange a consultation with a Camden County child custody lawyer from our firm, contact us today.