Should I Hire An Attorney For A Child Custody Case?
I have explained in other posts that it is my personal opinion that when it comes to custody cases, I believe that the parents are better served if they have attorneys representing their interest.
However, there are situations where the parents are separating amicably and may be able to confront this issue in a civil manner. If this is the case, and the parents are really able to sit down together, with their child’s best interest in mind, without any outside influence, then I think in that situation it might be possible for the parents to go ahead and try to do this themselves.
If, however, one party is represented by an attorney and the other one chooses not to hire an attorney for whatever reason, I feel that this is a disadvantage to the party without the attorney. Without legal representation, you are not on the same footing as your spouse, and automatically at a disadvantage in your case. You may not know what your rights are nor have the experienced to make your case as effectively as an experienced attorney. So, in that respect I would strongly recommend that an attorney is retained so that both parties are on the same playing field.
Child custody and visitation arrangements can be a very emotional topic and not a situation to take lightly. Once a court order is in place, it can be difficult, expensive, and overall cumbersome to modify it. Always approach child custody with the seriousness that it requires, and most importantly, with your child’s best interest at the forefront.
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