Nobody wants a custody dispute, but should you find yourself in this position, there are several important reasons that you should hire a child custody attorney. There are several major issues to be resolved:
- Who will be responsible for making legal decisions for the child?
- Who will be responsible for the day-to-day care of the child?
- Where will the child reside?
Doing What's Best for Your Child
These are important questions, and they represent decisions that should be made in the child’s best interest. An attorney who specializes in child custody can help make this happen. Without proper legal representation, it’s possible that your rights and the child’s best interest may be violated. Here are some simple but compelling reasons to hire a child custody attorney:
Family Law Knowledge
An attorney will have a comprehensive understanding of family law. He or she will understand your rights, the child’s rights, and what the other party may be planning.
An attorney will have experience with courtroom procedures. He or she will know how to present your case in the best possible light. Additionally, they will be organized and ready to deal with other attorneys and with a judge, should the occasion arise.
An attorney will know how to negotiate child support and visitation. Your attorney will make sure that you or your former partner pays an adequate amount and that you receive an appropriate amount of visitation.
Dealing with custody disputes is something we would all like to avoid. But it’s advised that you seek legal representation if you find yourself in this situation. Contact Canelo, Wallace, Padron & Mackie PC for assistance.