Child custody is often one of the most emotional and stressful decisions that parents must make during a divorce. While some parents believe that they can work out the details of child custody and visitation on their own, it is in your best interest to hire a child custody attorney to handle your case. To learn more about why you should retain the services of a child custody attorney and for more information about the legal services we provide our clients in the Fredericksburg area and Northern Virginia, call or contact the experienced family law attorneys at Kurylo Gold & Josey today for a consultation.
Emotions Often Run High
Determining whom a child should live with and developing a visitation schedule can be one of the most emotionally fraught aspects of a divorce. Emotions often run high during these discussions, which is why having a child custody attorney can be incredibly beneficial to the situation. An attorney does not have the same emotional connection to your child and is able to provide logical and practical legal advice. A child custody attorney will always keep the best interests of your child in mind while also representing your interests in the case.
One Parent Might Not Agree
Another reason that a child custody attorney is helpful is that one parent might not agree with the parenting plan suggested. This can happen during divorce negotiations where one parent might change his or her mind after a custody and visitation schedule has been agreed upon. In a litigated divorce, this often leads to a full trial on the issues of custody and visitation. In divorce mediation or collaborative divorce, this situation can require entirely new negotiations on the issue. If this situation happens in your case, you want a legal expert in child custody on your side to manage the situation and make the best possible arguments for why the arrangement should be in your favor.
Creating a Plan Specific to Your Needs
Finally, a child custody attorney has the expertise to create a custody and visitation plan that is tailored specifically to your family’s needs. If left to the court, sometimes a judge will apply a boilerplate custody arrangement to your case, even if it is not the best fit for your family. A child custody attorney will be able to draft an arrangement that works for both parents and the child involved. This allows for unique solutions and specific adjustments for your family’s needs that would otherwise be missing from your custody and visitation schedule.
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A child custody attorney is the best way to protect the best interests of you and your child during a divorce. To enforce and protect the rights of you and your child or to learn more about the wide range of legal services our firm provides, call or contact the expert family law attorneys at Kurylo Gold & Josey now to schedule a consultation of your case today.