Unfortunately, many New Jersey parents are all too familiar with issues related to child custody. Even in a so-called amicable divorce, unexpected disagreements about custody can derail the proceedings. Often, these disagreements can escalate into an all out custody battle, leaving both parents bewildered, hurt and fearful about their child’s future. It can be difficult for one or both parents to relinquish the reins that guide the future of the child to the other parent, even just a little.
It sometimes surprises parents how quickly child custody arrangements can spiral out of control. While it may not always be possible for divorcing parents to completely prepare for a child custody battle, it is possible to get the support and guidance necessary to emerge from the ordeal as unscathed as possible. Surprisingly to many, this support often comes from a divorce attorney.
Consider this: Depending upon their experience, divorce attorneys have seen and heard just about everything. This provides them with a unique insight into the many different variables that can arise during child custody proceedings. Add to this professional experience — the wisdom that comes from working closely with parents. Yet another factor that makes attorneys a valuable resource is their understanding of New Jersey law and their ability to remain caring yet impartial.
This means the guidance you get is based solely on what will help you achieve your goals for the custody and the long-lasting well-being of your child. After all, the best interests of your child should be everyone’s goal. If you have concerns about your co-parent’s ability to care for your child, your first stop should be your divorce attorney’s office. Learn more at our law firm’s website or contact our office.