Edgewater Child Custody Lawyer

Edgewater Child Custody Attorneys Here To Help Your Family

If you are the parent of a child and there is a dispute about how parenting time will be divided between you and your child’s other parent, it is important that you know the law. The Edgewater child custody attorneys at the Arami Law Office, P.C. can represent you during a child custody hearing.

How Will the Custody of My Child Be Determined?

The biggest question that you likely have as a parent who is going through a divorce is how the custody of your child will be determined, especially if you and your child’s other parents are not on good terms and are not able to work together to develop a parenting plan together. The answer is that custody of children in Edgewater is determined based on a child’s ‘best interests.’ The best interests of the child is determined by the inclusion of such factors such as whether or not the child has any special needs, the current living arrangements of the child, and each parent’s ability to meet the child’s mental, physical, and emotional needs.

How Can I Improve My Chances of Being Awarded Custody of My Child?

If you and your spouse cannot agree on a parenting plan, you have the duty to submit your own proposed parenting plan to the court, and your spouse is required to do the same. You can submit evidence to the court demonstrating that your parenting plan is superior. Types of evidence might include:

  • Witnesses’ statements – You can call on third-party witnesses to testify to your parenting abilities, such as a child’s school counselor, teachers, or church officials.
  • Financial statements – You will need to prove that you are able to provide for your child economically. Statements demonstrating proof of income, as well as a reference from your employer speaking to your job history, could be helpful.
  • Personal statements – The court will base its decision, in part, on each parent’s wishes and desires to provide for the child. Speaking from the heart about your relationship with your child could help to convince a court of your sincerity.
  • Proof of your child-rearing duties – Another thing that a court will consider is each parent’s current responsibilities as they relate to your child. Providing evidence that you are the primary caregiver can be helpful in convincing a judge to enforce your proposed parenting plan.

How an Attorney Can Help

Knowing how courts determine the best interest of a child, and what exactly an Edgewater family court is looking for, can be challenging. When something as important as the time you are allowed to spend with your child is on the line, you don’t want to take any risks. By working with an experienced Edgewater child custody attorney, you will have legal guidance, a better understanding of the law, and a knowledgeable advocate in and out of the courtroom.

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