If you and your spouse are planning to separate, the best way to plan for custody of your children is to come to an agreement with your spouse about child custody in a written marital separation agreement. This agreement is like a contract that includes issues such as custodial rights and a visitation schedule.
However, different states have different approaches to arranging child custody during marital separation:
If the parents cannot agree on how child custody should be arranged, a court will create its own custody arrangement that the parents must follow.
After separating from your spouse, many aspects of your lives will have changed. Things to take into consideration include:
Although separated spouses hopefully can work out child custody issues peacefully, child custody negotiations can become a battle when spouses cannot come to an agreement. A family law attorney can advise you of your rights and help you maintain custody of your child.
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