Some of the most contentious issues facing many divorcing couples revolve around who will take care of the children. While the courts base their decisions on what they believe is in the best interests of the children, it is not uncommon for both spouses to have differences of opinion in this regard, with both sides sincerely believing that their side is right.
If a divorcing couple is unable to come to a mutually agreeable decision regarding child custody, the issue may be handled by a mediator, or it may go to court. The courts will consider many factors in rendering their decision. Unless both parents agree that joint custody is right, and that the relationship is amicable enough to allow both parents to equally share custody of the child, more often than not the courts will grant one parent with sole custody, and require the other parent to handle child support to provide financial relief for the custodial parent.
In order to protect your beliefs and enter the courts with a strong argument regarding your wishes on child custody, it may be in your best interests to speak with a law firm familiar with family law and with a long history of successful family law cases.
Mary Kay Kramer, P.C., Attorney at Law has been practicing family law for over 13 years. She graduated her undergrad B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and obtained her J.D. in 1985 with Honors from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, District of Columbia. Her office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by learning how she can help you during your process of divorce