Many child custody cases are almost automatically contentious. Each parent’s push to assert his or her parental rights results in explosive disputes if not out-and-out battles. Most California parents considering divorce are aware of these difficult child custody cases. Armed with this “knowledge,” they may attempt to build their case accordingly, but this is obviously no easy task.
Other times, child custody cases are downright dirty, with one parent actively attempting to sabotage the other parent and swinging the custody outcome in his or her favor. Most parents dread these situations, and rightly so. These kinds of child custody cases have been known to drag on seemingly forever and can result in devastating harm to the children of divorce.
There is yet a third situation that can also occur, although much less often than most. In this situation, one or even both parents are extremely accommodating to one another. Perhaps they do not want to worsen the conflict, or perhaps their number one goal is to protect the children. Both of these reasons are good reasons; however, it can be a mistake to leave one’s rights unprotected.
You may be wondering why we are talking about child custody scenarios without offering any solutions. The reason is quite simple and involves the uniqueness of each family, each parent, each child and each attorney. What we mean to say is that even though it may feel like you are one of thousands fighting for your children in the state of California, your case is unique and requires a unique approach.
This is why we want to offer you one simple piece of advice. Do not leave the outcome of your child custody case to chance. Instead, formulate a plan and make sure you have a legal professional in your corner to help protect your family’s rights. Please visit our website if you would like to know more.