Child custody disputes are one of the major reasons for contested divorce cases. Both parents want to find an arrangement that’s fair, and as expected, they both want to spend as much time with the child as possible. What’s even more important is that the best interests of the child are being served.
Many considerations must be made when deciding on a child custody arrangement. If you’re asking yourself whether you need a lawyer to negotiate a child custody arrangement, you probably do.
A child custody arrangement, also called a parenting plan, is when both parents have an established strategy in place regarding the care and parenting of their child. This usually includes designated times each parent will have with the child, as well as agreed-upon parenting rules and decisions.
The following are the three main types of custody:
Many important factors must be considered before coming to a child custody arrangement. Even if both parents are able to agree on an arrangement without using attorneys or the courts, chances are they’ve considered most of the following elements:
Your attorney and the courts will certainly take these items into consideration, as well.
If you’ve been wondering whether you need a lawyer to negotiate a child custody arrangement, you may want to at least speak with one to discuss your options. The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can give you a good sense of how we can help with your unique situation.
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