When You Should Hire a Child Custody Lawyer
If you’re going through a divorce and you and your ex-spouse have children, you may be wondering if it would be beneficial to work with a child custody lawyer. The short answer is yes but making this decision requires a clear, proper view of the current situation. Welcome to the Perales Law Firm blog page. We’re here to answer general questions about litigation. As always, it’s best to speak with attorney Marcos Perales in order to gather the most accurate guidance. For now, however, we’d like to go over the ins and outs of child custody. We’ll touch on common obstacles and pitfalls as well as scenarios which may require hiring a child custody lawyer. Keep reading to learn more about how our team can help.
If You Ex-Spouse Has Already Hired a Lawyer
Simply put, if your ex has hired a lawyer, then you should lawyer up as well. Child custody can easily become a very difficult, arduous journey so it’s in your best interest to have help on your side. Even if you think your case is cut and dry, it’s always better to be safer than sorry.
Your Case is Complicated and/or It Crosses Jurisdictions
Child custody cases can get very complicated, very quickly. Even if the case starts off as a “simple” case, it can get complicated as the case moves forward. For example, you and your ex-spouse might’ve decided on sharing custody but perhaps, as the case moves forward, your ex-spouse may change his/her mind. If you find yourself in this situation, it will be in your best interest to work with a child custody lawyer. No matter where your child custody case goes, it’s always best to have a reliable lawyer on your side every step of the way. Furthermore, child custody issues can become very difficult when it comes to the border region. If your ex-spouse is living in a different jurisdiction or in a different country, then the child custody issues may get more complicated than you might’ve imagined. Again, it’s best to have a lawyer by your side.
If Your Ex-Spouse Is Stopping You From Seeing Your Children
As we’ve said time and time again, child custody cases can become incredibly difficult. In fact, they can be the most emotionally draining cases any individual can face. In the worst possible scenario, your ex-spouse may do everything in his/her power to stop you from seeing your child/children. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the Perales Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation. We’re ready to help.