Child custody matters are very close to the heart of each parent. The issue that comes up in these cases is that each side might have an idea of what is best for the children, but neither side is willing to acknowledge that the other side's idea might work. If you are facing a child custody case, being willing to negotiate with your ex might be one of the smartest things that you can do. We are here to help you throughout the process.
It is hard to think about someone else being able to make decisions for your children. Unfortunately, if you and your ex can't come up with an agreement about everything, a judge will have to step in and make choices. This could mean that you won't have a say in the outcome.
Since many parents choose to work together, it is important for them to think about a comprehensive plan. This should include information about school and health care. It might also need to spell out custody plans for the school year, summer and holidays.
Ultimately, the best interests of your children are considered in these cases. You should make sure that you are keeping this in mind when you are trying to mediate through a divorce settlement. You might be surprised at how you and your ex work together, especially if you hire an impartial mediator.
We realize that you don't want to just throw together your child custody case at the last minute. We are here to help you get started and to try to work through the contentious issues, even if this means coming up with creative custody options for you to consider.