When you realized that your marriage was not going to last a lifetime, you no doubt immediately began thinking about your children’s well-being and how a divorce might affect them. No two families are the same; in fact, no two children within the same family will react to a divorce in the same way. Knowing that you must resolve child custody issues as part of your settlement, it is understandable that you’ll want them to be handled swiftly and professionally.
Having an experienced attorney by your side in court helps alleviate stress during child custody proceedings. Most family law attorneys are skilled negotiators and can help diffuse any emotional outbursts that arise. An attorney is also well-versed in applicable laws and can protect the interests of a concerned parent and his or her children.
Custody, child support and more
You and your ex must address various child custody issues, including where your children will live (physical custody) and who will have the authority to make decisions on their behalf (legal custody). In many cases, parents share these responsibilities, which is called “joint custody.” However, if you believe that your children’s other parent is unfit, you can seek sole custody of your kids.
The Walsh Law Firm provides strong guidance and support to parents who are concerned about child custody issues. Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t have to ruin your family life. By taking one step at a time, making informed decisions and relying on experienced legal representation, you and your children can adapt to a new lifestyle knowing that support is just a phone call away.