If you are getting a divorce/separating and share children with your spouse/partner, one of the key issues you must resolve is child custody. Although you can go through the divorce litigation/separation process and leave the outcome of your child custody arrangement to the discretion of a judge, it is best to attempt to negotiate the details of this with your spouse/partner and respective attorneys. Litigation is an inherently hostile process and, if you can avoid it, it can greatly benefit your children. Isn't it best to figure out what is best for your children instead of having the Judge figure that out for you?
How it Can Benefit Your Children
Long after the ink is dry on your divorce decree, you and your former spouse (or ex partner) must continue to raise your children together. Basically until the child is 18 years old. If you negotiate your child custody arrangement with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who loves to help parents with their child custody cases, you can lay down the groundwork for your relationship as co-parents and work on your ability to cooperate and compromise. You are more likely to be satisfied with the results since you will have a hand in its creation. A negotiated agreement/stipulation can then be made a Court Order. The easier it is for you and your former spouse/partner to comply with the order that you have helped negotiate and draft, the less stressful the situation will be.
It is essential to hire an experienced attorney to guide you throughout this process. Your attorney can advise you of your rights and ensure the agreement you reach addresses your goals and concerns and supports the best interests of your children and the specific needs of your family. Family law is a complex area of law and, without an attorney on your side, it will be difficult to ensure the agreement you make is appropriate for your situation.
Whether you are on good terms with your soon-to-be ex-spouse/partner or not, negotiating the details of this crucial issue will help pave a better path toward the future that will serve the best interests of your children and make your family’s life easier.
Reach Out to Our Compassionate Family Law Team Today
Divorce and separation is a difficult experience for parents and children. However, with the assistance of a knowledgeable child custody attorney, you can navigate this issue with greater ease. At The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider, our skilled child custody attorney who is a mother of 2 children, has helped clients navigate these delicate legal matters for over 29 years and is backed by a history of successful results. You can rely on her to obtain the best possible results for your case.
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