Child Custody During and After Divorce
Custody during divorce can cause emotional turmoil for families. If you are going through a divorce, you may be dreading the custody battle. It can be even more complicated if you and your spouse are not currently living together. If this is an added stress to an already stressful situation, you may want to consider seeking legal representation.
Important Divorce Issues
The biggest issues that we address in a divorce include issues relating to children, child support, and custody visitation. We also resolve issues of marital property and separate property. What do we do with your stuff, your things, what happens to it, and who gets what? Also, some cases have the component of spousal support or maintenance. There is a lot of concern around what happens in terms of custody while the divorce is ongoing.
Custody During a Pending Divorce
Many people ask me what is going to happen to the children while the divorce is pending. If you and your spouse are still living in the same house, then we don’t address those issues while the divorce is pending. We’ll address what’s going to happen when the divorce is over and you no longer live with your spouse. If, during the divorce, you and your spouse no longer live together, we’ll typically try to come up with an agreement on when each parent is going to see the children and when they’re going to have time with the children.
Custody After Divorce
Custody is decided by the court in the best interests of the children. All the circumstances surrounding the children will be considered. There can be either joint or sole custody awarded to the parent that is determined to provide the best living situation for the children.
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