In determining child custody of divorce proceedings in the state of New jersey the courts will do everything possible to determine a ruling that is in the best interest of the child. If there are minor children involved in the divorce process New Jersey courts will take steps, whenever possible or plausible to assist in lessening the emotional trauma that the minor children may be experiencing. If the divorcing parents cannot reach an agreement in regard to the issues involving children the New Jersey divorce courts will then take the necessary steps to establish a fair custody decision of its own discretion. In making a decision in child custody matters the New Jersey courts considers their judgment laws. When determining the sole or joint custody a child the New jersey courts will consider the several factors that may include but are not limited to: The physical, emotional, religious and everyday needs of the children, the wishes of the child is deemed to be of sufficient age and maturity.