Strong Advocacy In Custody And Visitation Issues
Disputes over child custody and visitation are emotional and difficult because the decisions have a huge impact on the future. Child custody and visitation often are the main disputes between parents who have separated. Courts do not automatically grant custody to the mother, which means custody and visitation require negotiation.
We strongly advocate for our clients during negotiations over parental rights and parenting plans.
How Are Custody And Visitation Decided?
Few people know the specifics of custody and visitation, and how a judge is likely to rule on those issues.
When considering custody issues, the court looks at multiple factors. The primary concern is always the child’s best interests. When determining best interests, the court can examine many variables, including:
- The parents’ health (both mental and physical)
- Drug or alcohol abuse by the parents
- History of domestic violence
- Future opportunities for interaction with extended family
- Children’s need for a home environment that is stable
Depending on the children’s ages, the court will consider their preferences.
Our Approach To Custody And Visitation
People often ask us what our approach to custody and visitation rights is. Typically, people want to know how “aggressive” we are.
At Kell & Fiegel, PLLC, our approach to custody and visitation depends on what each of our clients wants. If a client wants sole custody, then we will be more aggressive in our arguments. In other situations, we will rely more heavily on the law and argue how the law is on our clients’ sides. Above all else, we are focused on reaching sensible, workable solutions that meet our clients’ immediate and long-term needs.