Our experience in child custody cases goes beyond simple matters in New Jersey courtrooms. Our success and knowledge in this area of law includes complex matters and a high-profile case that brought us national recognition. At Wernik & Salvatore, in New Jersey, we bring that expertise to every case in helping our clients resolve important and often emotional legal matters. Call us at 732.201.3888.
High-Profile Hazlet Visitation and Child Custody Case
In 2000, Robin T. Wernik appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of a client seeking visitation of a former partner's biological children. She successfully argued that third parties who live in family-type settings cannot have a parental-type bond with a child unilaterally terminated by the biological parent. With the consent of the biological parent, they can achieve a "psychological parent" status with the child. The case received recognition throughout the nation as a groundbreaking ruling by the court for the parental rights of gays and lesbians and all psychological parents.
Diligence and Dedication for Your Case
At Wernik & Salvatore, we will handle your child custody case with the same diligence and dedication we bring to every case. In all cases involving child custody disputes, child visitation rights, joint custody petitions or issues of shared parenting, the court looks to the best interest of the child. We can be your advocates in protecting your rights to see your child. As lawyers who focus on settlement and mediation, we hope to resolve custody matters through negotiation and mediation and not litigation. However, if that is the best option available, we will aggressively represent you at trial and hire any necessary psychological experts to assist the court.
For more information on our child custody practice, or to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with our firm today. Call our Hazlet child custody lawyers at 732.201.3888 today. You can also send us an email.