Children are innocent bystanders through the divorce process, but they end up facing some of the most severe emotional and financial hardships when all is said and done. Their parents may struggle to get by in a single-parent household. The children themselves may end up taking on more responsibility at home at an early age.
Your children's well-being is important, as is your relationship with them. Before you enter into a custody battle with your spouse, make sure you work with an experienced Chapel Hill child custody attorney who can help you make decisions that build up your family rather than tear it down. We, at The Maitland Law Firm, PLLC can help.
Consideration For Your Family's Specific Needs
Even with ever-progressive social norms, family law is still thought to skew in favor of the mother. Child custody decisions, however, involve a variety of factors that go beyond where the children live.
Some factors that influence physical and legal custody agreements include:
- The age of the children
- The child's health care and financial needs
- The child's education (i.e., will the child need to leave a stable school environment when custody agreements are finalized?)
We work closely with our clients to protect and preserve relationships between children and their parents.
We have handled countless cases that involve fairly routine questions of visitation, parenting plans and child custody modifications, but we know from experience that every family is different. Our personal and understanding approach to these sensitive issues helps our clients make favorable, lasting decisions in the issues that are unique to their families.
Reach an experienced team of lawyers at our office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Consultations can be scheduled online or by telephone at 919-914-0833.