Going through a divorce is invariably an unpleasant affair, but when dependent children are involved, it can make the process considerably more complicated and emotional. There is nothing more instinctive for a parent than protecting a child. We understand that, this is why we work with your child’s best interests in mind. Oftentimes, the courts will award custody of marital children to one parent based on what they perceive to be in the best interests of the child, but in some cases, that parent is not always the best choice. We’ve seen the scenarios; children left alone, there is drug use by the parent or acquaintances, physical abuse, and other criminal activities injurious to the mental and moral welfare of a child.
While you may have knowledge of situations that may lead to your child being in danger in the custody of the other parent/guardian, without adequate proof, the judge can only rely on your testimony, versus the testimony of the other parent. For this reason, you need to hire a professional to develop and document the proof you need. Whether custody has already been awarded, or a decision is pending, it’s important to know what type of environment a child will be living in.