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.
Our attorneys can:
- Draft and review custody agreements
- Modify an existing court order
- Prepare and file a custody complaint
- Offer representation at conciliation proceedings
- Provide mediation services
- Assist with enforcement of existing custody orders
- Help with 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. Individuals 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 file a custody action at a later time, even though the divorce case has long since been resolved.
There are also many custody cases in which the parents have never been married. In these cases, each parent has the same rights with respect to custody as a married spouse.
Contact the family law attorneys at CGA Law Firm to discuss your rights as a parent and the interests of your family.