Some people go into a divorce thinking that child custody has to be a contentious matter that is a never-ending battle. This is far from the truth. Parents today have many options that they can use to handle child custody matters. One of the most important things that we want parents to know is that when you truly put your child's best interests first, you might find that child custody matters are easier to handle.
Some parents try to use child custody issues as ways to control their ex or get back at their ex. This isn't ever a good idea because it puts the child in the middle of adult matters. Instead, you have to try to separate the child custody matters from all other divorce matters.
We understand that you probably feel strongly about some of the issues you are facing. These areas should be the focus of your efforts, but you should remember that compromise is the key if you and your ex want to work out the child custody agreement together. The alternative to this is going through a trial and letting the court make the decisions about what is going to happen with the custody order.
Whether this is your first time handling child custody matters or if you are facing the need for a modification, we can help you find solutions to the issues at hand. We can work with you to find out your goal and work on ways to seek out the resolution you feel is best for your child. We can also help you negotiate when it is obvious that your ex isn't going to let you have your wishes come true.