Going through a divorce is never easy, even for those who believe they are in agreement on just about everything at the outset. When parents have children together, a divorce can be particularly challenging because of the understandable fear of a child custody dispute. There are often two main fears: the prospect of the dispute itself, and the outcome of the dispute. By allying with an experienced child custody attorney and forming a feasible plan for resolution, it is possible to take the fear out of a child custody situation.
Some of the common fears parents have regarding child custody involve the other parent getting sole custody; not being able to enjoy one's full visitation rights; parental relocation or the child being alienated against their own mom or dad. In Orange County, where so many residents have international ties, it's also not unheard of for parents to fear an international abduction. Many times, the key to avoiding these situations is effective and proactive communication with the other parent early on.
The family lawyers at Burch, Coulston & Shepard have been managing communication between parents for years. Our child custody attorneys understand that communication regarding children may be strained but it does not have to devolve into more conflict. When parents find that their attorneys can effectively manage the communication of a child custody case, they may find themselves breathing a sigh of relief. An attorney has the experience, resources, legal know-how and assertiveness to ensure a parent's rights are not overlooked or intruded upon.
Our firm's Orange County divorce attorneys practice family law and nothing else; thus, their clients can be certain their case is receiving the personal attention it deserves. They can address the concerns of a parent while also advocating for the best interests of the child. To eliminate the fear that is often inherent in a child custody situation, parents can contact a local legal ally.