When it comes to matters of child custody, there are many reasons why parents are unable to get along. Sometimes, each parent has a legitimate concern. Other times, one parent is trying to get back at the other.
Here is one thing you should always remember: You should do whatever is in the best interest of your child. It may not be best for you, but as long as your child is happy you should feel the same way.
Knowing the most common reasons for a child custody battle can help you avoid a bad situation in the future. Some of the things to watch out for include: questions regarding who has physical custody, parenting decisions, and one parent not obeying court orders.
When awarding custody, the court will consider the following:
- The parent who cares for the child most of the time.
- The living situation of each parent.
- The employment of each parent.
- The parent who has the ability to provide the most stable living environment.
It would be in the best interest of everyone involved for you and your spouse to work out an agreement. When this does not happen, you have to fight for what is best for you and your child.
At our law firm, we know how difficult this can be. Fortunately, out attorneys know the ins and outs of the child custody system, including how to protect your legal rights. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us online or via phone to discuss your situation and to receive professional advice.