A common family dispute that requires judicial intervention centers on a couple’s children. Child custody is determined by the court, and is based upon what the court determines to be in the best interest of the children. The court will look at certain factors to determine which parent should be the primary caretaker, or if joint custody between the parents is appropriate.
Along with child custody is the issue of child support. The amount of money one parent must pay another parent for care of the children is often an acrimonious issue. With the help of a local divorce lawyer, child custody disputes could be handled justly and with a strong focus on how the child can succeed in this new circumstance.
Modification of Custody and Support Orders
In many cases, an existing child custody or child support order is no longer appropriate or workable due to changes in in the child’s or parents’ personal circumstances. When this is the case, a parent and their attorney could file a motion with the court to modify the old arrangements and request changes that better fit the new situation.