Custody

In many family law or divorce cases, custody and parenting time are the most intricate and contested issues. In some cases, the Court appoints a Guardian ad Litem to investigate and represent the best interests of the child or children. Cases involving such experts are frequently dealt with by our attorneys and there are many moving parts to such cases that our law firm can assist you with.

Complex issues central to parenting often involve the mental health of the parents and/or children, alcohol and/or substance abuse, domestic violence, parental alienation, unusual or erratic job requirements and other significant dynamics particular to each family. We have extensive experience dealing with all of these issues. On some occasions, one or more outside professionals may consult with us and your family to complete evaluations or provide treatment to assist in creating a healthy home environment for children. We maintain relationships with experts who can provide resources to help you and your family.

Mental illness and substance abuse do not automatically eliminate a child’s right to contact a parent. We often work with clients to arrange accommodations that are necessary to protect children’s safety.

Inappropriate interference with another parent’s relationship with his or her children will negatively impact the interfering parent’s case with the court. When possible, we recommend that parents facilitate their co-parenting relationships with the best interests and safety of children as the primary benchmarks.

We can help you develop a parenting plan that fits the unique needs of your family and your children.

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