Child custody matters, which are now known as parenting time and parenting responsibilities, are important matters when parents aren’t in a relationship but still have the child to take care of. In most cases, it is necessary to seek out assistance from the court to keep things working smoothly with the child.
We understand how difficult it is to have to turn to the court for help deciding what is right for your child. There isn’t any reason to dread the process, but it is important that you understand the process and your rights. We can help you with both of those so that you are better prepared for what will happen.
When you think about child custody matters, you have to think about what is best for your child. This isn’t something that should be used to prove a point to your ex or to try to get back at your ex. Instead, you have to put your feelings regarding your ex to the side and focus on what your child needs.
In most cases, it is best for your child to have both parents in his or her life. When we can, we will help you to work out a parenting arrangement that allows this to happen, as long as there aren’t any circumstances that would make a parent unfit. You can let us know what points you feel you are willing to negotiate on.
As your child grows, it might be necessary to revisit the points in the agreement. We can help you with working out modifications to the agreement as things need to be changed.
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