Phoenix, AZ asked in Child Custody for New Jersey

Q: In a custody battle does it hurt/benefit my case if I have another child with my current fiancé?

I live in Arizona and my son and his father are in New Jersey I’m engaged to another man and recently found out I’m pregnant after our last court date I overheard my husbands lawyer saying to him “let’s hope she doesn’t get pregnant” so before I tell anyone I want to know how it could hurt or help me in court

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The best advice I can give you is to schedule a consultation with this office to discuss the legal and factual issues outstanding in your application for a change in the custody plan currently in place and currently before the NJ family court. Its impossible for any lawyer to tell you whether having another child will help or hurt your chances of changing the current custody plan without a whole lot of additional information. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of the partners in Diamond & Diamond to discuss your current custody plan issue, please call Angela at 973-379-9292 or email her at NJDivorcelawyer@aol.com

Candidly, any lawyer who would tell you that having another child would improve or hurt your position in a pending custody proceeding without much more information, is doing you a disservice.

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