Divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. This is especially true for the children involved. These precious little ones are having their entire world turned upside down because their parents couldn't get along any longer. When there are children involved, parents should try to get the kids some sort of stability as quickly as possible.
We know that you might be stressed out because you aren't sure what to do about child custody issues. There are many options that you have for dealing with this. In some cases, the best option that you have is to work with your ex to come to an agreement about who will have the children when.
You and your ex might opt to use mediation to work through the child custody agreement. One big benefit of this is that you and your ex know your child. You know your child's schedule. You know the things that your child needs to feel secure. You can pull all of this information together to create a child custody agreement that puts your child first.
If you and your ex can't come to an agreement in this manner, you can turn to litigation. This is sometimes a situation that is more stressful than mediation because you are entrusting the judge, a total stranger, with deciding what is best for your child. Still, this is what has to happen in some cases.
We understand that you need to think carefully about how to handle child custody matters. We are here to help you learn the options and find out how each one can affect you and your child.