Every aspect of parenting is hard enough under the best of circumstances. When you add in child custody matters, you might find that they are even more troublesome. We understand that you just want to find the solutions to the matters that are proving to be more challenging as you work with your ex on the custody terms.
There are several aspects of custody that you should consider. One of these is how the parenting time will be divided. This can be easy if you and your ex are both on set schedules and the child's schedule is pretty predictable. If there are changing shifts, there might be more of an issue.
The thing to remember about child custody cases is that these are fluid cases. The terms can change as they are necessary, such as if the child's extracurricular activities change. As you are thinking about making changes to the custody arrangement, you should also evaluate the child support order.
We understand that the only thing that might be more contentious than custody is the financial matter of child support. The child support order needs to be made with the child in mind. The base payments are one aspect of the order, but there might be others. These can include payments for school expenses, child care, medical expenses and extracurricular activities.
In all of these matters, we can help you ensure that your best interests are being protected. From helping you evaluate the options through making sure that you are thinking about how they might affect the future, we are here for you.