A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed paternity and how it can relate to child custody and visitation. Child custody and visitation is based on a child’s best interests. Keeping this standard in mind when addressing custody and parenting time issues is critical, as this is what a judge will be considering when making a decision. Therefore, parents who are seeking to modify custody or change visitation need to ensure that they couch their argument in terms of how the proposed change furthers the child’s best interests. Any arguments that are focused on retribution or negative animosity toward the other parent will only be frowned upon by the court and may do the parent purporting the change a disservice.
At James C. Campbell LLC, our legal team knows how to craft compelling legal arguments to convince judges that certain changes are necessary to protect a child’s well-being, whether that be from a physical, emotional, financial or social standpoint. Our legal team works hard to gather evidence, both physical and testimonial, that shows why our clients’ positions are best suited to further their children’s best interests.
Of course, the other parent will also make arguments as to why their proposal is a better option for the child. We know how to anticipate these counter-arguments and can oftentimes dismantle them. In the event that we don’t think we can overcome the other side’s position, we discuss with our clients the possibility of engaging in negotiations to settle the matter, which takes the ultimate decision out of the hands of a judge who has likely never even met the child in question. When this happens, we fight to ensure our clients receive fair treatment and are not taken advantage of during the negotiation process.
Dealing with child custody issues can be emotionally challenging, which is why it is often beneficial to have someone on your side who is passionate, but who can also see the issues from a removed point of view. Our attorneys are able to do so with confidence and success. We therefore invite those looking for representation to browse our website to learn more about our firm and what we have to offer.