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Child Custody Attorneys in Whitehouse

Protecting The Relationships That Matter Most to You

Child custody battles are, without a doubt, the most high stakes aspect of any divorce. Nothing is more heartbreaking than an unfair ruling, and nothing is more validating than watching the courts make the right decision. There are no real guidelines for a quick, open-and-shut case for every divorce involving child custody. Thankfully, these are given the full and faithful examination by the courts in order to reach what the courts will consider the right decision in terms of what would be the best arrangement for the children involved.

What are my custody options?

In every custody arrangement, both parents are fighting for the ability to spend time with their children and for the rights to make decisions for them regarding how they will be raised and cared for. These two parts of custody are given priority in every possible arrangement when it comes to court judgement, mediation, or collaborative divorce.

There are basically three different kinds of custody arrangements:

  • Joint legal custody - this allows both parents to make decisions for their children and regularly participate in their lives. One parent usually houses the child most often, while the other serves sort of as an alternate.
  • Sole legal and physical custody - this arrangement means that one spouse houses and makes every day-to-day decision for the child without the need to consult the other parent. If this is being threatened by your ex-spouse, it's important to hire qualified family law attorneys to help you avoid this ruling.
  • Shared legal and physical custody - this is perhaps the most ideal scenario for both parents, as this allows for equal decision-making and much more equal time spent with your children. The usual arrangement is alternating weeks, and each parent is obligated to inform the other before making large decisions for the child.

How can your firm help?

Our answer to this question starts with a consultation in which we understand what your most wanted outcome is in in your case. If you feel that your children should have no contact with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse because of a drug or alcohol addition or history of domestic violence, we can fight for sole legal and physical custody. If your ex-spouse is threatening this arrangement, we can work to see that he or she does not succeed.

In cases where both parents are loving and capable of successfully raising their children, our Whitehouse family law attorneys will gladly carry out a collaborative divorce or mediation, where both spouses and their legal representation seek the most fair and mutually beneficial arrangement.

Call our firm today at (908) 428-7983 to take immediate action and fight for those who matter most to you. We have the courtroom experience and client dedication you need. 

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