The sensitive issue of child custody during divorce
On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Nobody enters a relationship, gets married, or has a child with a partner with the expectation that it is temporary and will end in divorce. However, statistically, divorce is relatively common. In the state of Florida, for example, the divorce rate is 13.2 percent.
When going through a separation or divorce, it can be quite traumatic for any children involved. They suddenly find themselves, in many cases, torn between two parents. The parents find themselves fighting for their children in a way they never expected to face. Here you are, facing one of the most emotional, stressful times of your life. Suddenly, you are confronted with issues such as legal custody of the children, or perhaps joint custody, where both parents share custody, and there is often the issue of child support. Often these problems result in child custody disputes. There are several laws and rules associated with these types of disputes and the enforcement of things such as child support.
During the already difficult situation of divorce, child-related issues are very sensitive and often result in passionate conflict. Because you never expected to be in this situation you are now faced with, you may feel lost, alone, and not know how to deal with it, or fight for your rights as a parent.
Child Custody disputes are never easy; it is in your best interests to ensure you don’t go through this alone and hire the services of an expert child support attorney who can ensure your legal rights are skillfully represented.