Nothing is more important to you than your children.
Nothing is more important to you than your children. Therefore, as your legal counsel, nothing is more important to me than advocating for what you feel is in the best interests of your children. At our first meeting I usually ask to see pictures of your children so that I can see who it is that we are talking about. When negotiation and amicable resolution are possible, we resolve your case as efficiently and quickly as possible. When negotiation and amicable resolution are not possible, we put you in the best position possible to attain your goals and we fight for your rights. We have experience dealing with clients and opposing parties with drug and alcohol addictions, criminal histories, domestic violence issues, and immigration issues.
Things to consider:
- What will the possession schedule look like?
- Who will decide where the children live primarily?
- What geographic area will the children’s primary residence be restricted to?
- Who has health insurance available to them at a reasonable cost? Who is going to pay for it?
- Is a parent going to want to relocate out of state or outside of the area where they are currently living?
- Who will pay child support and how much will it be?
- What extracurricular activities will the children be involved in throughout the year? Who will pay for them? Who is required to take the children to the activities?
- What special needs does my child have?
- Are there substance abuse issues with the other parent?
- Is there a pattern of one parent disparaging the other parent or the other parent’s family to the child?
- When can I contact my child when he or she is with the other parent?
- Does the other parent have mental health issues?
This is not an exhaustive list. During our initial meeting, we will make a list of goals and concerns and remain mindful of them throughout the process.