Child & Parenting

Edison NJ Child & Parenting Issues Attorneys

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The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC serves clients across New Jersey facing a variety of legal issues regarding children and parenting matters. When families have to deal with legal matters, they trust in the services of The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC. Our firm handles all child and parenting issues, including child support, child custody, post-judgment modifications, domestic violence, and relocation matters. We believe that our clients deserve unmatched personal attention when dealing with such sensitive and personal issues. If you need an effective and experienced law firm to represent your interests in and out of court, you can trust in the legal services of the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC.

Child Support

Parents in New Jersey are obligated to support their children. New Jersey has recently changed it’s child support laws, ending obligation at age 19. Accordingly, child support can extend beyond their 19th birthday, until they turn 23. Once a child turns 19 or becomes financially independent, a parent may be able to file papers to declare their child emancipated, terminating the support. Until then, both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children and the state has the authority to order parents to follow a support structure that is fair and just to both and satisfies the needs of the children.

Child Custody

The process of divorce impacts the whole family. There are certain issues that must be addressed that may shake the foundation of the family. Child custody is a difficult issue for parents to bear. Often times, child custody becomes a heated and emotional issue that leads families to contested divorces, court cases, and escalating legal costs. Parents have worked to establish consistent and positive relationships with their children. The idea that they may have to see their children less can be too much for some to overcome.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence continues to be an ongoing issue in our country. Too many people have felt the effects of domestic violence in some way. Whether that is because they were the focus of the violence or saw what it did to a friend or loved one, domestic violence is a serious issue that impacts many people. When someone crosses the line, the victim of the violence should consider their legal options and protect themselves immediately.

Post-Judgment Modifications

At the end of the divorce process, the court will draft a Final Judgment of Divorce detailing a resolution to all of the relevant issues that made the divorce contested. These issues could include property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, and more. The order also details what will happen if the court’s direction is ignored. With that in mind, the court is open to hearing cases of modification after the divorce is over.

Relocation

When a custodial parent wants to move with the child to a location not easily accessible to the noncustodial parent, they might have to deal with the issue of relocation. These cases can be quite complex. The court has to consider a wide variety of factors when deciding on relocation matters. Commonly, parents work to establish and maintain positive relationships with their children. Child custody cases are complicated enough. The idea that a parent will see less of their child per week can be hard. The thought that a child would live in another state or country can be downright unbearable.

Family Court

The state of New Jersey abolished the Domestic Relation Court under L.1983, c.405 in favor of the Family Division of the Superior Court. The Family Division hears cases in New Jersey related to families. If you are involved in a contested family law matter, you will most likely find yourself in a Family Court. The Family Division of the Superior Court hears a variety of legal matters related to the family, including domestic violence, divorce and relevant issues, adoption, child support, child custody, child visitation, enforcement orders, modifications, and juvenile delinquency matters.