Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers in Chester
What Is Custody and Visitation?
Child custody can be one of the most difficult and emotionally charged aspects of divorce. You want to do what you believe is best for your child. Many times, this conflicts with your own emotions and with the other parent’s wishes. Having the guidance of a trusted attorney to help you find clarity and make informed decisions can make all the difference in how this issue is resolved and how it impacts your children.
At Edens Law Group, the majority of our practice is devoted to divorce and family law. While we are committed to helping families preserve the relationships that matter most, we are fully prepared to employ aggressive litigation strategies to protect your parenting rights and preserve your children’s best interests. Our personalized service is backed by more than 55 years of combined legal experience, and we want you to benefit from our decades of practice in family law.
How Is Child Custody and Visitation Determined?
In most cases, unless something like substance abuse or domestic violence is involved, courts favor a continuing relationship with both parents for a child. If you and your spouse cannot agree on custody and visitation arrangements, the court will intervene and make decisions on your behalf.
When making custody orders, courts consider:
- Each parent’s willingness and ability to cooperate with the other
- Each parent’s contributions to the child’s care so far
- Each parent’s wishes
- The child’s wishes if they are mature enough
- Any history of substance abuse, child neglect, or domestic violence
What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for Child Custody?
At our firm, the first aspect of your divorce or paternity case we discuss is child custody and visitation. The purpose of our initial strategy session is to discover whether you and your spouse are on the same page when it comes to the children. We will want to know your opinions about a prospective parenting plan. We will carefully review every aspect of your situation and act accordingly to help you and the other parent reach a positive and agreeable custody arrangement. Should litigation become necessary, we are prepared to stand up for you in the courtroom.
In the end, our goal is to help you create a custody and parenting plan that will accommodate everyone’s needs. With diligence, sensitivity, strong communication skills, and powerful legal advocacy, our Chester child custody lawyers can help you achieve a favorable resolution with as little stress as possible.
Call us at (908) 259-6565 to get started today.