Making The Child Custody Process Easier
If there are minor children in a family, then custody is often the most important part of a divorce, and it adds another layer of complications and questions. Our team at Smith Family Law, APC, is here to help this part of the process go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved, especially the kids.
Most custody cases are settled out of court, which is often what is best for everyone. This certainly does not mean that we won’t go to court if you feel that is what is in the children’s best interest. We will work with you to come up with the customized plan that works best for your situation.
What You Need To Know About Custody Decisions
There are a lot of factors that judges look at to determine custody of minor children, including but not limited to:
- The child’s preference
- The child’s health and safety
- The child’s emotional ties to each parent
- Employment status of each parent
- How much time each spouse spent with the children prior to divorce
There are as many custody scenarios as there are custody cases, and we will work with you on every unique detail in your case to help secure the best outcome possible for your children. Since custody cases are all very nuanced, some very important advice is to be upfront, honest and detailed with your lawyer about what you want for your kids. The more understanding we have of our clients’ goals for their kids, the better we are able to advocate for them.