Child custody issues aren’t always easy to deal with

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Child custody issues are some of the most difficult issues to deal with because the child is the one who is caught in the middle. In our previous blog post, we gave parents some tips for making it easier for the child to go from one parent to the other.

When visitation and shared custody are part of the child custody agreement, making the transition as easy as possible is necessary so the child doesn’t feel stressed about the transition. We know that having to abide by the child custody order is sometimes difficult or impossible for reasons that are beyond your control. Still, you have to do your best.

When one parent isn’t able to follow the parenting plan, it can cause difficulty for the other parent. In some cases, it might be necessary for a parent to head back to court because changes to the parenting plan are necessary. If that is where you are headed in your child custody case, you should understand some basic points, especially if you are an unwed father.

Unwed fathers often can’t get sole custody of children unless the mother is an unfit parent. This can prove to be a big challenge for the father, but it is vital for the father to explore his options if he thinks that he should have sole custody of the child.

In all child custody cases, the child’s best interests have to be considered. We can help you to learn about the factors that the court might consider if you are heading back to court. From there, we can get a plan together to show your side of the case.