For some parents, the thought of having to go through a child custody battle is akin to having their heart ripped out. This is because many parents only want what is best for their child, which they usually believe means that everything in the child’s life will be done according to the parent’s wishes. When a child custody case comes up, parents usually come to the realization that the child’s other parent also has a say in what happens.
We know that a child custody case is a trying time for you. There is a good chance that you want everything to be resolved quickly so that you can move on with the new life that will be your child’s new normal. That is understandable.
When it comes to child custody matters, there is one point that the court will consider — the child’s best interest. If you and your ex are able to get along for the sake of your child, you might find that the entire child custody process works out a lot better. That doesn’t mean that you have to be best friends, but you should let your child see that his or her parents are willing to put aside their difference to ensure a positive life for their children.
Of course, that isn’t possible in all cases. Even if your child custody case is comprised of bitterness, we can help you learn about how you can ensure that your child’s best interests are protected. If your case will require a trip before the judge so the judge can decide how the custody will be handled, we will prepare for that hearing.