Child Custody

If you are seeking to obtain custody or visitation rights or need to enforce or modify your existing custody rights, we can help. The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush have more than 16 years of experience representing clients in custody matters throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Custody disputes can be emotional ordeals for all parties involved. While most parents only want what is best for their children, separating and divorcing parents will often have vastly different opinions on how their children should be raised and where they should live. However, regardless of how far apart the parents may be, they must ultimately reach a resolution that serves the best interests of their children. Whether this means working through their differences amicably or resorting to the courts, it is important for both spouses to have experienced legal representation.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush have more than 16 years of experience representing parents in custody matters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has handled numerous contentious custody matters, both within and outside of the context of divorce. Whether your goal is to negotiate a parenting plan as part of a divorce settlement agreement or you find yourself in a position where you need a judge to intervene, our attorneys will provide results-oriented representation focused on securing the parenting rights you desire.

Custody Determinations: Serving the Best Interests of the Child

In child custody matters, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts have one primary focus: serving the best interests of the children involved. As a parent seeking custody, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the factors the courts consider when issuing custody orders. With foresight and careful preparation, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of acquiring your desired rights, and the attorneys at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush emphasize working hand-in-hand with their clients to help them execute strategies designed to achieve their custody and visitation goals.

Methods for Establishing Custody Rights

There are several different methods to establish custody and visitation rights. Depending on your co-parent’s willingness to be reasonable and act in good faith, these options can include:

  • Negotiation – Establishing custody rights through an amicable settlement agreement that is acceptable to both parents.
  • Mediation – Working with a neutral third-party "mediator" helps the parents consider alternatives and see each other's points of view.
  • Litigation – Resorting to the court system and using formal discovery, motions, and hearings to present your case for securing the custody rights you desire.
Our attorneys represent clients in all types of custody matters, and they tailor their representation to the custody rights the clients desire and the unique circumstances involved in each individual case. Our attorneys are experienced and strategic negotiators who can help steer parents toward an amicable and peaceful resolution, but are also equally comfortable pursuing an aggressive litigation strategy if necessary geared toward securing a favorable outcome at trial.

Child Custody Modification and Enforcement

In addition to representing parents in initial custody determinations, our attorneys regularly represent clients in modification and enforcement proceedings as well. If your custody and visitation arrangement is not working, or if your co-parent is not meeting his or her obligations, contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help.

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Your knowledge of the court system and divorce process in the State of New Jersey was exemplary. Your professionalism, knowledge, intuition, and management are to be commended, and I would certainly recommend your services to anyone seeking legal representation in similar family matters.
Edward W.
I always will recommend Blake Rush as a lawyer for anyone facing the same battle such as custody. He will work hard within the court systems and guide you the whole way….I will always be grateful to Blake Rush for helping me save my son.
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Blake represented me during a very difficult time. His patience, availability and willingness to explain the process was never ending. Blake was always well prepared during the court proceedings and mediations that were scheduled. He always made sure I knew what to expect and understood the process. He truly cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Blake
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Blake Rush has represented me for over 4 years through very difficult times including divorce, child support and child custody. Blake was always well prepared for every hearing, very knowledgeable in the law and interpretation of the law. Blake also explained the law, provided guidance and recommendations so I had the information so I can make informed decisions. Blake has
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