CUSTODY / VISITATION
The most important issue that any litigant will face is the Court’s determination as it pertains to the custody rights of parents with regard to their children.
The decisions litigants make regarding their desired custodial timeshare with the other parents are ones that are personal to them. It is not the place of a lawyer to advise a client what custodial arrangement is in the best interest of the child or children in question. Once a parent decides what custodial arrangement they believe is in the best interest of the child, the Court must decide whether or not the desires of one parent are more appropriate and relevant than the desires of the other parent. Custodial decisions should not be based on financial considerations such as child support. Parents should focus solely on their child’s or children’s best interests.
Obviously, issues of domestic violence, substance abuse, psychological abuse, alienation and other facts and factors are relevant for any determination as to what is in the best interest of the children. Carman & Price will assist you in presenting your case in the best possible light to the court and will utilize our years of experience to avoid the potential pitfalls and perils faced by child custody litigants.