Child Custody Law

One of the most difficult areas of family law is that of child custody. Custody cases are difficult and emotionally draining. The overriding concern in the case is the “best interest of the child.”  However, if the parents cannot agree on what is in the best interest of their child, the family courts are often left with the difficult task of determining the best custodial arrangement for the children. 

The custody lawyers at CGA Law Firm can help with:

  • Drafting and reviewing custody agreements
  • Modification of an existing court order
  • Preparing and filing of a custody complaint
  • Representation at conciliation proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Enforcement of existing custody orders;
  • Relocation of a parent

A child custody case can be part of a divorce case. However, a child custody case can also stand on its own. People who separate may not choose to file for divorce right away. However, they may file a custody action independent of a divorce case.

In other cases, the parties may obtain a no-fault divorce with a verbal understanding of how to handle custody. However, differences of opinion may develop with respect to the child custody issues and the parents may later file a custody action, even though the divorce case has long since been resolved.

There are also many custody cases in which the parents have never been married. Obviously, there is no need for a divorce action in such cases. However, each parent has the same rights with respect to custody as parents who were married.

Contact the family law attorneys at CGA Law Firm to discuss your rights as a parent and the interests of your family.