Protecting You And Your Children During The Uncertainty Of Divorce
I know that the most concerning issue for you in your divorce is what will happen to your children. You want to do what is best for them while also ensuring that you get to spend as much time with them as possible. In the constant push-pull of a custody dispute, it is critical to have an attorney on your side who can advocate for your custodial rights.
I am Richard E. Mather, Attorney at Law. For more than 20 years, I have helped Alabama clients with contested and uncontested divorce matters, including child custody. As a lawyer, I offer the support and protection that you need during the uncertainty of a divorce. I make sure that nothing will happen to you or your children that can’t be prevented.
How Do Courts Make Custody Decisions?
You and your co-parent have the option of sitting down in private discussions or mediation sessions to reach a mutually satisfactory decision about custody. Family law judges will typically honor this as a formal, binding court order. If you cannot reach a compromise, the court will issue its own decision. Courts consider several criteria, including:
- The relationship of each parent with the child
- The parents’ ability to cooperate with each other
- The location of each parent’s home
- The location of the child’s school, church or community activities
- The ability of each parent to care for the child
- The stated preference of the child, in some situations
This gives a lot of leeway when judges issue custody orders. I will tell your side of the story in comprehensive and persuasive terms so the court understands why your proposed custody arrangement is in your kid’s best interests.
The Future Of Your Family Is Too Important To Leave To Chance
When it comes to parenting time, you should not sit back and hope that things will work themselves out. I am a devoted, experienced family law attorney and I will do everything in my power to help you receive favorable custody terms. To reach me at my Mobile office and schedule your initial consultation, please call 251-239-3089 or send me an email.