Child custody orders don't have to be what is best for the adults involved. Instead, these orders have to take the children into consideration. Most parents don't mind this because they truly want their children to be healthy, happy and thriving. If you are facing a child custody battle, you should take the time to think about the best interests of your children before you do anything else.
We understand that you and your ex might not agree about what is best for your children. This is where mediation and negotiations come into picture. You and your ex can work together to determine what arrangement will work for your children.
If you and your ex can't work together to determine this, the court will step in and make the order. This means that neither of the child's parents will be able to decide what is best for their child, at least as far as the child custody order is concerned.
There are several options that you and your ex for child custody arrangements. For each option, you need to think about how it will work out for your child in the long run. You might be able to work out some arrangements that enable your child to spend time with both parents so that he or she can fully enjoy their childhood despite the upheaval from the divorce. We can help you learn about these options so you can get the matter resolved.