A primary issue in divorce cases is child custody.
Custody is best defined as an arrangement between the parents, as to who will be the primary care giver of the child or children.
Custody may be split between two parents or it may be granted to one parent in its entirety. There is also a differentiation between legal and physical custody.
Legal custody may state that both parents share custody of the child or children, but physical custody implies that one parent actually has physical possession of the children.
Custody issues are broad, varied, and diverse and are unique to every family going through a divorce.
There isn’t one solution for divorce and custody issues, these are sensitive and emotional issues that may never become fully resolved.
When a couple ends their marriage and they have children together, custody issues will arise.
If you are getting divorced, you must have qualified legal representation. Many adults mistakenly believe that they can’t afford an attorney and attempt to represent themselves through a divorce case. They feel that their spouse will work with them in these matters.
This is not always the case.
You must have an attorney who will not only look out for your and your children, but will also prepare for any foreseeable problems that lie ahead.
Even if you and your spouse feel that you can work out your custody issues amicably, issues will arise should either one of you remarry.
There is no way around it; you must have legal representation that can ensure that your divorce and custody issues are legal and binding.
Remember, many custody arrangements are later changed in a court of law, and your attorney is the best avenue that you have should your custody agreement need to be modified in the future.