Families in New Jersey have traditionally been comprised of a married mother and father with children, but it is becoming increasingly common for parents to separate or never get married after having a child. When this occurs, many families still successfully raise their children together through an effort known as co-parenting.
Is Co-Parenting a Good Solution for My New Jersey Family?
Co-parenting occurs when both parents take full responsibility for raising their children. Even when the parents are not in a romantic relationship, they can still cooperate together to ensure that the child’s needs are met and that the child’s best interests take priority.
Child visitation is often jointly split between the parents. This type of relationship between former partners is best for former partners who are able to communicate without arguing, who can set clear boundaries, who can compromise with one another, who can remain flexible, and who can maintain mutual respect for one another. Without these key components, co-parenting could become a nightmare. One parent may try to manipulate situations or take advantage of the relationship. That type of relationship is not good for anyone.
Contact the Experienced Family Law Attorneys at Nitti & Nitti Today
Some former partners will thrive in co-parenting situations, while others may need court-ordered custody and support arrangements to ensure that each party’s rights and responsibilities are being upheld. If you and your family are struggling to put the best interests of the child first, then don’t hesitate to reach out to a third party who can help you make the right decision for you and your child. Contact the experienced family lawyers at Nitti & Nitti today. We represent clients in child custody & visitation matters throughout New Jersey, including West Orange, Belleville, Montclair, and Irvington, NJ. Call (973) 226-4141 or email us to schedule a consultation. We have an office at 145 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068.
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