Divorce is an emotional and heated subject, especially when children are involved. Issues may include where your children will live and who will pay for their support. Unfortunately, these can be grounds for arguments between you and your spouse. We understand how difficult it can be to make these types of decisions, and we are here to guide you throughout the complex legal process.
Once you make the decision to start divorce proceedings, it is important to remember that you have a number of different options. There are other options than just one type of divorce. We can explain the different methods which are available to you and explore the one that is most suited to your needs.
There are some common types of divorce cases that a family attorney will encounter:
The entire divorce process can be a stressful experience, especially when you add child custody issues to the mix. A family attorney truly cares about their clients and the outcome of their cases. Regardless of how complicated your situation may be, they typically will do all they can to protect your rights and interests, and to help you move forward from divorce as painlessly as possible.
Now commonly known as “time-sharing,” child custody is a minefield of emotion for the participants in a divorce action.
Child custody cases are a part of family law that looks at a child’s best interests to decide how much time they spend with each parent.
While child support considers the money needed to raise a child, a custody hearing also considers the visitation rights and parenting plan that most benefits your child.
If you are frustrated that a court can tell you what is best for your child, you are not alone. Many parents think a custody order should be decided by the parents and not a family court. If parents can find a solution that works for both of them and, more importantly, is in their child’s best interests, then they can present that solution to a judge and avoid a courtroom battle. However, many parents cannot find a solution on their own and at least need mediation, if not a judge’s input.
Sometimes one parent or caregiver has custody of a child and the other parent is paying monetary compensation to assist in the expenses for the child. If child support issues continue, It can be a complicated and lengthy process to recover child support payments that have not been made with several critical steps, including legal filings and record keeping.
An experienced family law attorney will interview the client to determine what type of problems they are facing. Based on this, the attorney will know what actions to file in court and can advise the client on what to expect. If the parent who is supposed to pay feels that the amount is unfair or too high, it is their responsibility to file a formal claim with the court that awarded the child support.