When You Cannot Agree on Child Custody Arrangements
If you and your spouse are moving toward a divorce, it is only natural that your children’s custody arrangements are your number one priority. While the division of marital property is critical to every divorce, it pales in comparison to the importance of determining child custody arrangements. If you and your divorcing spouse simply cannot see eye to eye on the issue, it is time to consult with an experienced Central Texas family law attorney.
Child Custody Arrangements
When it comes to your children, you always want what is best for them. If you and your soon-to-be ex are unable to agree on what that is, it can make an already emotionally fraught process that much more overwhelming. The fact is, if you and your spouse cannot find common ground and come to an agreement, the court will decide on your behalf – with the children’s best interests at the forefront. The court’s view regarding your children’s best interests, however, may not coincide with your own.
While the court aspires to make determinations based on your children’s best interests, the judge in question obviously does not know your children the way you do, and the court’s involvement can be extremely unpredictable. All told, you are much better off negotiating child custody arrangements with your divorcing spouse in an effort to find an acceptable compromise rather than by figuratively rolling the dice and allowing the court to decide.
Negotiation Is Critical
The stress of divorce coupled with the importance of determining your children’s custody arrangements can make the negotiation process very difficult, but negotiation is nonetheless key. Working with an experienced Central Texas family law attorney will help ensure that you stay focused on what matters most and that you remain flexible when it is your best interest to do so. The fact is that your children love both of you and want to spend time with both of you – without feeling guilty about it. If, for instance, your primary concern is being the custodial parent, you might find room to compromise regarding your spouse’s visitation schedule.
As parents, you are both going through an immensely stressful ordeal, and stress can cause otherwise reasonable people to do unreasonable things. Try to keep this in mind as you move forward, and rely upon your skilled family law attorney’s experience to guide the negotiations regarding your child custody arrangements.
If You Have Concerns about Child Custody Arrangements, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Family Law Attorney Today
Your children are always your top priority, and if you are going through a divorce, your concern is naturally amplified. If you and your divorcing spouse cannot find an acceptable compromise regarding child custody, attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas has the experience, skill, and dedication to help. Mr. Pritchard is committed to helping you negotiate terms that work for you and your children. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact or call our office at (254) 220-4225 today.