Those facing family law issues can quickly find themselves upset and overwhelmed. This is understandable, as these matters are often charged with emotion. This can be especially true when children are involved. Marriage dissolution, or even the end of an unmarried relationship that had children, can lead to a fight over the establishment of custody. Even once custody is initially determined, certain issues can arise, justifying a child custody or visitation modification. One of these issues, as we have discussed previously on the blog, is substance abuse.
Yet, substance abuse is not the only issue that can affect child custody and visitation. Domestic violence, criminal history, allegations of abuse or neglect and even a showing that continued contact therapeutically damages the child in question may all be justification for seeking change. What it boils down to is finding an arrangement that furthers the child’s best interests.
Although the court tries to make this standard as objective as possible, the truth of the matter is that it is subjective in nature. This means that the matter is ripe for argument. So, if you are in this position, you need to ensure that your point of view is preserved and presented in a persuasive fashion. To do so, you need to consider seeking help from a skilled legal team that is experienced in this area of the law, such as the one at Gusty AE Sunseri & Associates.
Our firm focuses a significant portion of its practice on family law issues. We understand what the court looks for when making child custody determinations, which allows us to dedicate our time to finding and utilizing evidence to address those factors relied upon most heavily by judges. Our attorneys are also adept at anticipating arguments made by the other side, which allows us to counter them, thereby furthering our clients’ best interests. We’ve established a solid reputation for handling these matters, and for good reason. To learn why and how we may be able to assist you, please continue to browse our website.