4th Aug 2014

New Jersey recognizes two types of child custody:  Physical and legal custody.  It is important to understand the difference.  Physical custody relates to whom the child or children will reside.  Whereas legal custody, on the other hand, means the right to make important life decisions for your children.  Examples of which include religious upbringing and school selections.  A parent may have sole physical custody with joint legal custody. However, once a court order is entered, the order will control.  Therefore, even if you are in disagreement with the court order, you face the legal consequences for violating the terms of the court’s order.

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