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Child Custody Lawyers

What Do Child Custody Lawyers Do?

Child custody lawyers specialize in helping clients who are facing any issue or problem related to child custody. This includes any issue with visitation, obtaining custody, petitioning for custody, and mediating child custody disputes. A child custody lawyer can help clients prepare and navigate child custody hearings and meetings, in and out of the courtroom.

Child custody is a complex legal issue, and child custody lawyers can perform many tasks. Including, but not limited to:

  • Researching child custody and visitation laws within the state;
  • Helping to determine custody arrangement, such as joint custody, shared custody, or sole custody;
  • Filing necessary paperwork and petitions with the court;
  • Ensuring that the parents and all parties are conforming to child custody orders;
  • Assisting with modifications of a child custody order in the future; and
  • Enforcing termination of child custody.

Some child custody lawyers specialize only in child custody or visitation issues. However, some custody lawyers also practice in related areas such as divorce law or domestic abuse law, as these issues are often interconnected.

Why Should I Hire a Child Custody Lawyer?

As you can see in the list above, there are a lot of things that need to be done when you're trying to establish the custody of your child. There are a lot of important deadlines to follow, especially when filing paperwork to claim your rights as a parent or guardian.

Missing an important deadline can set your claim for custody back weeks, even months. It can put your petition at risk and possibly leave your child in a difficult situation. It is very important to make sure you have the documents and information that the court needs to determine any issues with child custody.

So instead of trying to navigate the waters of a child custody proceeding or any other issue related to child custody, give yourself the best chance of success by hiring a lawyer with experience in custody issues.

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Practice Areas Related to Child Custody

While child custody can be a specific aspect of law, there are many issues that are related to its practice. Issues like:

  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Legal Separation
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Family Mediation

If you're dealing with child custody, there's a good chance that you are also dealing any of the issues listed above. Each of these issues, like child custody, should be handled by an experienced family lawyer.

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