Who can get custody?

All Family Law FAQ’s | NJ Child Custody FAQ’s

Q) Who can get custody?

A) At least one of the child’s parents is entitled to custody, unless there is clear and compelling evidence that both parents are “unfit.” In the rare case that the parents are no longer living or are considered “unfit”, the judge can award custody to another person or to an agency such as the Department of Human Resources, depending on what the judge believes to be in the best interest of the child.

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