CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION
CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION ATTORNEYS
The Attorneys at Family Legal work hard to help our clients maintain healthy relationships both with the other parent and with their children in the wake of a divorce. Since we understand the heartache that can result when a parent loses regular contact with their child or children, and our goal is to work out the most agreeable parenting arrangement for everyone involved. Flexibility and rationality are the keys in settling child parenting disputes. Above all, it's important to remember that when it comes to child custody, the solution is seldom “either-or”. Rather, it's important for parents to put aside their differences and continue to work together to raise their children after the marriage or relationship has ended. Family Legal's experienced New Hampshire Custody and Visitation Attorneys can help you explore various parenting arrangements and determine which one makes sense for your family.
DETERMINING THE BEST CHILD CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR FAMILY
The parent who provides day-to-day care and oversees a children's daily activities is said to have “primary physical custody”. This is a term that is no longer used in New Hampshire. Now, we simply refer to the parenting responsibilities of each parent. “Legal custody”, on the other hand, refers to the rights and responsibilities of decision making in regard to the child or children. Beyond these basic terms, there are a variety of ways to determine the division of child custody rights and responsibilities between divorcing parents. The Attorneys at Family Legal can help you understand and navigate this process and will fight to get you the results you desire.
In making such parenting decisions, the New Hampshire Family Courts look at, and consider, a number of points, including:
Length of time the child has lived in a stable environment, and the desire to maintain continuity
Moral fitness, mental health and physical health of each of the parents
The child’s preference (if the court can see that the child can make an educated decision)
Ability of each parent to maintain a stable routine for the child
Any prior domestic violence situations or convictions on the part of either parent
Ability of each parent to meet the child’s developmental needs
There are many more facets of a child’s life that the court will look at to determine the parenting arrangement if your case ends up going to Trial. If it is possible to work out an agreement in settlement, we will do everything we can to minimize your legal costs by attempting to cooperate with the other side.
We understand that your choice in a Child Custody attorney is based on your need for a stable, knowledgeable and competent attorney who can confidently handle such a delicate issue. Every Family Law Attorney in our Firm is highly experienced in the area of Child Parenting & Custody. Your family and your children are very important to us, and we will work with you and defend your rights in every aspect of your Child Parenting & Custody case.