Our Child Custody Lawyers Can Make The Difference In Determining Child Custody And Access
When children are involved, the stakes are high. Courts determine access issues and child custody by applying the best interests of the child standard. Usually the parent that is the full-time primary care giver will receive residential custody. While it may appear obvious to you which parent did the most for the children, the other party may take a different point of view. Further, while one parent may have been the predominant caregiver during a marriage or relationship, the other parent may now want to step up and assume child rearing responsibilities. Courts consider a variety of factors when determining custody and access. In certain cases, issues of parental alienation, alcohol and drugs, abuse, or mental health issues may overshadow which parent provided the bulk of the care during the marriage or relationship. In other cases, the parents attended to different aspects of care for the child or children.
It is important to remember that even if you are not the primary caregiver, you still have rights. Whether you are merely seeking weekend access or full child custody, our lawyers have the strength and skills to fight for you.
Most times, both parents are fit and desire to continue to be involved in their children’s lives. When the parties cannot agree and the courts must determine with whom the children will reside an expensive custody battle can result. Our firm will advise you about the likelihood of your case prevailing so that you can make informed decisions. While we are prepared to take your case to trial, in most cases, you are better served by negotiating an agreement to save the cost, expense and hostility associated with a trial. Regardless of what you decide, it is important to receive appropriate legal advice to help guide your decision.
We genuinely care about you and your legal issues and want you to have the smoothest experience possible while going through such an emotionally charged time. If you are in need of a highly dedicated, experienced, and professional child custody lawyer, contact our office.