When you are going through a difficult divorce, it is natural that emotions will run high and an adversarial relationship can form between parents. In the midst of such a situation one parent often has a hard time understanding that the other parent is an adequate parent even if they no longer wish to remain together.
The truth is sole custody is very difficult to achieve in almost all circumstances. Every child custody issue comes down to determining what is in the best interest of the child, and there are very few circumstances where a court will decide that it is not in the best interest of a child to have both parents actively in his or her life.
At Sisemore Law Firm, P.C., we provided representation in child custody matters that is tailored to the unique circumstances of our clients. We have handled everything from uncontested divorces to complex custody litigation and can be relied upon to handle your case with dignity and make sure you understand your rights as a parent.
One of the most common questions we hear is “how can I get sole custody?” The answer is for there to be grounds for sole custody there must be a situation in which the child is in physical or emotional danger due to abuse or neglect.
We have seen situations where a father handles his own case and signs off on providing the mother with sole conservatorship, which allows the mother to be the primary parent responsible for making medical and housing decisions, in addition to having primary physical custody. There is risk in this, because in future cases involving custody of the child, the court will presume that at one point the father was a risk to the child and that it resulted in sole custody for the mother.
Our child custody lawyers bring immense value to custody cases due to their experience and their ability to make sure that seemingly small issues are handled properly to avoid future complications.