Ira Kaplan has been practicing law for over 25 years. He regularly represents... more
Ira Kaplan has been practicing law for over 25 years. He regularly represents husbands and wives in complex divorce and custody matters. He also regularly represents clients in domestic violence actions and is often apponted by the court and litigants as a mediator, arbitrator and Guardian ad Litem for minors and incompetents. He also serves as a long standing panelist on the Early Settlememnt ... view profile
Dignity, compassion, results. Since 2006, I have provided high quality, cost-... more
Dignity, compassion, results. Since 2006, I have provided high quality, cost-effective legal representation for clients faced with divorce and family-related matters. Since 2011 I have been recogized as a "Rising Star" by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor received by only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey. I offer a free half-hour consultation at my offices in Hackensack and Morr... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.