Child Custody

We Help You Reach Positive Custody Solutions

At Ricci & Fava Attorneys at Law, we know that your top priority is reaching a custody and visitation arrangement that both protects your children’s best interests and grants you the time you need with your kids.

Our team serves clients in the Passaic County area who need strong representation in their child custody cases. Above everything else, we prioritize getting the results that you need. This may involve more visitation time, preventing a criminal case from affecting your parenting time or obtaining sole custody rights.

What Are My Options For Custody Arrangements?

There are two major categories of custody:

  • Physical custody: Physical custody addresses where the child will spend their time. Parents can share physical custody, one parent can have primary physical custody or one parent may have sole physical custody.
  • Legal custody: This involves making legal, financial, educational decisions regarding a child. Parents can share legal custody or one parent can have sole legal custody.

When parents can work together to create a parenting schedule, then their options are very open. You and your co-parent can create nearly any arrangement that works for you, as long as it also preserves the best interests of your child.

However, if parents cannot reach a decision together, the case will proceed to family law court and a judge will create a custody and visitation arrangement.

Will A Criminal Charge Affect My Parental Rights?

The state takes criminal activity very seriously, and it can negatively impact your rights to custody of and visitation with your kids. This is especially true of violent crimes like domestic violence. Even a credible allegation of criminal activity can persuade a judge to cut back your parenting time.

Fortunately, if you work with Ricci & Fava Attorneys at Law, we can provide aggressive defense against criminal charges while we also protect your rights as a parent.

Let us help you gain custody

Let us help you get the custody or visitation agreement that you deserve.

We have three convenient locations in Bloomfield, Newark and Totowa.