Joint Custody and Divorce

Decisions about custody are made with the best interests of the children as a guide. If you and your former spouse cannot reach an agreement on custody, the court will make a determination based on factors such as parental fitness and ability, current living arrangements and the preferences of your children, depending on their age and ability to explain their preference.

Lauren’s practice has been devoted exclusively to family law from the inception of her legal career and she has over a decade of experience handling highly complex and contested matters. She appears regularly before the Family Part in Mercer County, Burlington County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Somerset County. Lauren also has experience handling family law issues at the appellate level. Lauren co-authored the brief in R.R. v. R.N., 2014 WL 7343489 (App. Div. 2014), as well as in the published decision of K.A.F. v. D.L.M., 437 N.J. Super. 123 (App. Div. 2014), which addressed the custody rights of step-parents as “psychological parents.”