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The Challenge of Child Custody
Situations that involve arguing or battling over children can quickly become emotional, complicated and time consuming. We strive to offer a resolution-focused approach, to help you achieve your goals while making it less complicated and less expensive. We don’t want to see our clients, or their children agonize which is why we are here to help you protect your rights and the wellbeing of your children.
In these situations, there can often be animosity between you and the other parent, which makes agreeing on a custody and visitation rights extra difficult. Whether you’ve recently separated and looking to learn the basic types of custody or you’ve had an open case for years that needs to be revised due to life changes, you can find the help you need with one of our experienced family attorneys.
In most states, family courts determine child custody arrangements based on the best interests of the child. The deciding factors in this decision include:
- The parent’s ability to provide and take care of the child
- The parents desire to care for the child
- The emotional bond and relationship between the child and both of the parents
- The best interest of the child in regard to moving if necessary
- If the child is old enough (ages vary state to state) they can have a say in who they choose to live with
In many cases adults who have raised a child will be asked by the court to intervene, particularly those cases with heated and highly emotional disputes. The importance and purpose in this are so the focus is on establishing a plan for your child – making sure their best interest is in mind and not those of the parents.
A great family lawyer can help you beyond saving you from the pain of this process but by most importantly, putting your children's interests first, navigate and be prepared for complicated issues, be confident in the courtroom with your case, help with child support, and help negotiate with the other spouse and lawyer.
One of our experienced custody lawyers can help negotiate that your spouse pays a sufficient amount or ensures that you don’t overpay. With our professionals at your side, you will be able take care of the support issues, ensuring the terms are fair.