Somerville Child Custody and Grandparent Visitation Lawyers

Somerville, New Jersey – Child Custody Lawyers

When the bonds of matrimony have been irreparably broken, and there are minor children involved, one of the most challenging issues to resolve centers on custody—where will the child live and how will visitation take place? As a parent, you want what’s best for your child—a stable and loving home environment—but you also want to play a meaningful role in their growth and development. That’s when a knowledgeable, compassionate and experienced family law attorney can help.

At Lyons & Associates, we provide a thorough and practical approach to men and women seeking family law guidance and representation throughout New Jersey. We know that every situation is unique, and will take the time to learn your needs and goals. We will help you to understand the law and its processes, as well as your options, so that you can make choices that best serve you and your family.  To learn how we can help you, contact us online or call our office at 908-575-9777 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Lyons & Associates’ Child Custody Practice

We will work closely with you throughout the divorce process, helping you develop and implement a child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your minor child, while protecting your rights as a parent. We will help you put a plan in place that addresses the specific needs of your child, from medical or educational concerns to religious or other special needs. Our primary objective is the best interests of your child, and we will help you formulate custody and visitation agreements that foster positive and healthy relationships.

Grandparents’ Rights

The Grandparents and Siblings Visitation Statute requires a showing of “particularized harm” to a child if grandparent visitation is not permitted. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruling from 2003 specified that it is not enough to simply argue that the biological parents lack the requisite skills. It must be shown that any grandchildren will suffer harm without visitation with their grandparents.  Lyons & Associates is well versed in issues of grandparent visitation and currently is litigating a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Contact Lyons & Associates for Assistance with Child Custody Matters

If you are involved in a custody dispute, our experienced New Jersey divorce and family law attorneys at Lyons & Associates can help. Contact us online or call our office at 908-575-9777 to schedule an appointment.