While going through a divorce, separation, or breakup is a stressful process in and of itself, the process can become even more complex and overwhelming when children are involved. Child custody matters can get complicated. Both sides have a inalienable interest in raising the children, and both sides are trying to heal from the broken relationship.
It is critical that both sides do what is in the best interest of the children, and this will include having your voice heard as a parent. This can mean hiring a Boca Raton child custody lawyer who will protect your interests. Diving into a child custody battle without any legal representation can complicate matters.
If you are not on good terms with your ex, numerous arguments can arise during the custody battle. If you do not have the proper legal representation during the dispute, you may not get the outcome you desire.
We understand many people are not sure if they need legal representation regarding child custody disputes, but many experienced and well-respected law firms will offer a consultation at no cost to you. After the consultation, you should walk away with a better understanding of the case and if you need representation.
Here are a few signs that can indicate consulting with a child custody lawyer will be in your best interests.
You Have Not Seen Your Children
If you have not been allowed to see your children, you should definitely talk to a child custody lawyer. If your ex is attempting to deny your rights to see your children, the child custody proceedings can become even more complicated. An experienced and reputable child custody lawyer can step in and help you see your children.
If a custody agreement was previously established, but your ex is no longer being cooperative, the services of a lawyer may be necessary. A child custody lawyer can help you eliminate some of the hurdles and frustrations.
Your Ex Has A Child Custody Lawyer
It is certainly important to hire a child custody lawyer if your child’s other parent is utilizing the services of a child support lawyer. If your ex has already been using the services of a child support lawyer, you are definitely behind and will need to take enough steps to catch up.
If you do not hire a child custody lawyer, you can find yourself at the wrong end of your dispute. You do not want to feel as if you did not get a fair shake because your ex had a child custody lawyer and you did not.
You Live In Different Jurisdictions
If you no longer live in the same state as your ex and your children, this can certainly make things even more complicated. A child custody lawyer will be able to explain your options and help you understand the different laws in each state. It is important to do everything you can to learn about the child custody laws that can have an impact on your case.
You Think Your Children Are Being Hurt
If you believe your children are being hurt or that they are in any sort of danger, we will definitely recommend the services of a Boca Raton Child Custody lawyer. If you firmly believe your children are in danger, you should call 911. If you have specific concerns or if you are worried about any backlash, you should share these concerns and worries with your child custody lawyer.
If there have been any changes to your circumstances or the circumstances of your ex, you will need the services of a child custody lawyer. Also, if you have been issued a court order, you will need to help of a child custody lawyer. Having a child custody lawyer will allow you to explain your case and your circumstances. When you have a child custody lawyer on your side, you will also be able to assert your rights as a parent.
At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin, you will have advocates on your side during your child custody battle. If you would like a consultation for your case, contact us for more information.