Helping You Navigate Your Parenting Options
The truth is, no matter how you and your spouse feel about each other when ending your marriage: your children’s needs come first. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the emotional turmoil and forget how your actions are affecting those you care about most.
For this reason, and to protect your parenting rights, you should work with an attorney who is honest with you every step of the way. At The Law Offices of W. Scott Russell, LLC, we offer the straightforward legal advice needed to keep you focused on what is best for your kids.
Factors A Judge May Look At In Your Custody Case
Family law conflicts are tough for everyone. And it is not uncommon for challenging custody and child support issues to require the involvement of a judge.
Should a judge need to intervene in your custody case, he or she will consider the following factors:
- What kind of relationship the children have with each parent
- Who the children would rather live with, if they are old enough to decide
- Whether living with one parent would mean having to relocate or change schools
- The willingness of both parents to co-parent
- Each parents’ ability to provide for the children’s needs
- The stability of the home environment
- The mental and physical health of the children
- The mental and physical health of the parents
- If domestic violence, drug use, alcoholism or abuse have ever occurred
Court can be a stressful experience, especially when you are advocating for your right to co-parent or have sole custody of your children. Let us be the ones to fight on your behalf.
Protecting Your Right To Be A Parent
We know that the relationship you have with your soon-to-be ex should not impact the one you have with your children. But does your soon-to-be ex know this? While disagreements over custody can arise from a place of concern, they can also emerge out of resentment.
As such, if you believe that a spouse is using custody as a leverage against you, reach out to us at once. Visit our office in Lebanon to discuss how we can help you safeguard your parental rights today. To arrange a consultation, call 513-409-0343 or send us an email.