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Legal Information: New Jersey

Custody

Updated: 
January 28, 2020

If I have moved away from the house where the father and children currently live, will this hurt my chances of gaining custody?

It might be a good idea to consult a domestic violence advocate or attorney before leaving the home where your spouse and children currently live. In some cases, leaving the home could harm your chances of getting custody. This is especially true if you leave, but your children stay with your abuser.