No parent seeks to lose time with their children; thus, most parents will fight to maintain as much time as feasible when commencing and working through a child custody battle. Whether parents are unmarried or initiating the divorce process, it is imperative that parents understand their legal rights and what could be done to protect their parental rights when working through family law matters.
The desire to spend time with your children is unfortunately not enough to secure the parenting time you seek in a custody matter. Many factors are assessed when determining the amount of time a child spends with each parent.
At DiLorenzo & Rush, our attorneys understand the complexities and emotions child custody matters bring to the table. Therefore, we work diligently to protect your parental rights and to resolve the family law issues involved as quickly as possible.
Child custody plans
There is no one size fits all when it comes to child custody plans. Additionally, there is no guarantee that an agreed-to plan will remain in the best interests of the child until they reach age 18. Thus, many parents will need to negotiate, mediate or litigate an original plan, revisiting it in the future to modify it for the current needs of the child.
A child custody matter does not need to be an emotional battle to be difficult. Nonetheless, a custody battle is often long and drawn out. No matter the underlying cause for parents initiating a custody case, the children and their best interests should be the focal point. Furthermore, parents should ensure that their parental rights are not impaired, making it important that legal counsel is sought to better protect yourself and your children.