Child custody can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce and our law office is all too familiar with the different challenges that arise. Not only can custody disputes be hard for parents, but children can have a very hard time as they struggle to make sense of how life is changing. Divorce can present challenges for any couple, but we know how tough this transition can be for parents. During this time, it is essential to find the courage that you need to move forward.
There are a number of steps that could be taken to improve your outlook on the custody dispute and gain confidence. Talking to the other parent of your child can be helpful, but this will depend on your own circumstances. If communication is not an option, carefully going over your rights and your different options could not only provide familiarity of the custody process but a better idea of how you will approach your case. Your child’s best interests are at stake and this is not a time to procrastinate or avoid aspects of the custody process that you find challenging.
We sympathize with parents who are already overwhelmed in their daily lives and have to deal with a custody dispute on top of these challenges. Work, college, relocation and any other number of difficulties can make it harder to handle a dispute over custody. You may benefit from focusing on a favorable outcome for you and your children and doing everything you can to work towards this goal.