To many California parents, their children mean everything to them. They would do anything and everything in order to keep their children happy, healthy and safe. The turmoil of divorce often strengthens these desires. Therefore, during a divorce, it is easy for disputes to arise when parents don't agree on matters relating to the children.
For any couple divorcing with children, child custody decisions will need to be made. Either the parents can work together and agree to a child custody agreement, or California family law courts can make the decision based on what the judge believes is in the best interests of the children involved. Child custody decisions include questions about where the children will live and go to school, who will have the power to make medical decisions and how holidays will be split.
These contentious decisions are often difficult for parents to make, but it is possible to reach an agreement. With the right approach, people can move past the strong emotions that accompany a divorce in order to make the best decision for their children.
If the parties cannot make an agreement, the case will be handled by the court. Knowing the rules that apply in a court can help to protect a parent's access to the person's child.
At the Law Office of Karen H. Beckman, we understand the complex mixture of emotions and legal rights that come into play during a child custody dispute. Our firm helps California parents through this difficult time in order to attempt to reach a favorable outcome. Our compassionate staff works closely with people in order to ensure that everyone understands the process. With this understanding, we try to help people work toward their own child custody goals while keeping the best interests of the children at the center of the discussion.
For more information about how our firm can help with child custody issues, please visit our website.