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Why Is It Important To Have a Child Custody Attorney?

If you have children and a family law case on your hands, you may need to consult with an experienced attorney knowledgeable in child custody, parenting rights, possession or visitation, and child support. An attorney can assist you in obtaining the best possible outcome in your case. Myres & Associates is well versed in custody issues, and can help explain what you should know.

Reviewing Child Custody

When parents are separating, they will have to negotiate child custody. This is a legal term that means who will make decisions, where the child will be located, and how the child’s needs are provided. In some situations, both parents will share the ability to make choices in their child’s life. In other cases, one parent will have primary possession, and the other parent will have specific possession times. Child custody can also be decided if the parents were never married.

There are many factors that a judge will consider when making a child custody determination. The child’s age, the child’s relationship with each parent, each parent’s work schedule, and each parent’s home life are just a few of the many things that a judge may take into consideration.

Why You Should Have an Attorney

There are a multitude of reasons why it is important to have a child custody attorney represent you. First and foremost, an attorney can help you understand the child custody process and what to expect. They can also provide you with legal advice and guidance throughout the process, and help you negotiate the terms that are best suited for your child. Additionally, an attorney can represent your interests in court and fight for what is best for you and your child.

Our Team Has Your Back

When going through a custody dispute, you should not navigate it alone. The team at Myres & Associates will always prioritize the needs of your child, working to reach an agreement that best benefits them. Furthermore, the kind of custody attorney you need will depend on the facts and circumstances of your unique case.

To speak with one of our attorneys, call (713) 322-9810 to schedule a consultation today!