Getting divorced requires spouses to make a series of difficult decisions, especially if there are children involved. At Luce Law, we can guide you through a child custody battle and ensure that your rights as a parent and your child’s best interests are protected. But, divorcing spouses can also take several important steps to ensure that the intricacies of the legal process do not neglect their child’s well-being. Consider the following:
- Even if your relationship with your spouse is contentious, take time to openly and honestly discuss your child’s needs.
- If you have multiple children, remember that the needs of an older child will differ from a younger one. For example, a timesharing agreement for a teenager should be different than the one for a child in elementary school.
- Consider using mediation to resolve any custody disputes to the fullest extent possible.
- In case your divorce ends up in court, take time to write down your strengths as a parent and be prepared to defend them.
In addition to these guidelines, working with an attorney who is familiar with the laws of your state and the procedures of the court may also ensure that the interests of your child are protected during a child custody battle.