Child Custody And Visitation

The most contested and emotionally difficult part of the divorce process is usually agreeing upon the child custody and visitation schedule. Parents often and should attempt to work out these arrangements between themselves, either completely voluntarily or with the assistance of an attorney or a mediator. The family law attorneys at the Cartwright Law Firm work with their clients in a compassionate manner in order to ensure the child custody arrangement is in the best interests of the children.

The Best Interest Of The Child

At the Cartwright Law Firm, our goal is to help you obtain a fair and beneficial child custody arraignment without the stress and uncertainty of trial. We understand that custody and visitation schedules reached outside of the court are more beneficial to both the parents and the children. However, when parents are unable to amicably agree on a child custody and visitation schedule, we zealously advocate on behalf of our client for an arraignment that is in the best interest of the child.

What Factors Impact Child Custody?

In order to prepare our clients to present the best possible case, we educate them in the factors that courts will review when determining custody issues, including the following:

  • Which parent has been the child’s primary caretaker
  • The quality of each parent’s home environment
  • The parenting skills of each parent
  • The parent’s ability to provide for the special needs of the child, if any
  • The mental and physical health of the parents, including whether either parent drinks or uses drugs
  • Whether there has been any abuse or domestic violence in the family
  • The work schedules of the parents
  • The child’s wishes, if the child is old enough
  • The child care plans of each parent
  • The child’s relationship with the members of the rest of the family

The family law attorneys at the Cartwright Law Firm will do everything they can to settle any custody and visitation issue outside of court. However, if that is not possible, we will fight for you and advocate for the best interests of your child. For more information regarding child custody and visitation matters, please contact us to arrange a no-charge consultation.