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January 5, 2020 2 min to read

A family apart at the seams: 7 important questions to ask during a child custody trial

Category : Lifestyle

Sometimes you feel as if life is pulling you in a thousand different directions when all you care about is one specific aspect.

Such is the case when you’re going through a divorce in which you have children with your former spouse. That’s a tough situation for all three roles: you, your ex-spouse, and your kids.

You love them. You want to be with them as much as possible. But, depending on the situation, you also realize the importance of them having both parents heavily involved in their life.

Here are some questions to ask during a child custody trial to help you make more sense of this highly confusing and challenging time.

1. What’s Your Attorney’s Background?

While going through this process, you’re going to find yourself in a phase of hiring an attorney for your side of the custody battle.

Because of that, the first question you’ll want to ask is what their background looks like. This could be in regards to their education, legal experience, law firm specializations, etc.

You’ll want to ensure that you’re working with someone that has significant experience in the child custody realm.

2. What Fees Should You Expect?

The last question for the attorney hiring process before this article moves on to questions regarding the child custody process.

You won’t want any surprises on costs and fees throughout this process. So be sure to exhaust all questions pertaining to the attorney costs.

How much do they charge? How often do they send the bills out? When is the payment going to be due? What other fees should you be expecting?

Lastly, ask them for a ballpark figure on what the total will be for your specific child custody case.

3. What Factors Play a Role?

Whether you knew it or not, there is a bevy of factors that the court uses to come to their decision on a child custody case.

They want to place the kid(s) in the best position possible.

That’s why things like each parent’s health, the needs of the child, the child’s preference, any signs of abuse, and community features all play a role.

The court will take all of that into consideration. It’s up to you and your attorney to prove that you have a better living situation for your kids to thrive…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about child custody on Life Is An Episode website.
 
 

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