Case Study:
Negotiated custody arrangements

Facts: Jeremy and Jennifer are devoted parents to their twins, but are increasingly incompatible as a couple. They file for divorce. Both parents want to remain as dominant influences in the twin’s lives.
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“Ken and his office were always caring, kind and helpful. He walked me through the divorce process, and understood my issues from the first time we spoke. He handled my divorce with a keen knowledge of the law, and did so with a lot of compassion and empathy. Ken and his team fought for my rights and best interests. I couldn't have been more pleased.”

Child Custody decisions can be difficult because they are so important; let us help you.

We are parents who make a living as lawyers.

We understand what it means to say that child custody decisions revolve around an allocation of rights between you and the other parent regarding your children. These rights include where your children primarily live (which may impact child support obligations). Other decisions relate to the amount of time each parent has with the children, as well as how you and the other parent make decisions about your children’s education, healthcare and religious upbringing.

We know how important it is to you to get custody issues right.

We believe that you and the other parent should do your best to negotiate an agreement together that resolves all custody issues involving your children. Negotiation is the more satisfying and cost effective way to obtain an agreement because working together you can potentially reach a settlement faster. If settlement can’t be reached, we can then put together a strategy, which includes court intervention to finally resolve the outstanding issues.

What do you need to think about when deciding Custody Questions?

  • Where should your children primarily live?
  • What is the best parenting time schedule for the children, meaning, what days and times does each parent does each parent spend with the children?
    • How did you and the other parent spend time between your children in the past?
    • What parts of these patterns do you want to maintain going forward?
  • Do you want a 50/50 [split custody agreement] with the other parent?

These are just a few of the many questions we look forward to helping you answer. We see our mission as explaining your rights and responsibilities in this negotiation to you, and helping you to devise a strategy so that you and the other parent can create an agreement that works for both of you. If there are any unresolved issues between you and the other parent, we typically go to Court to use available legal remedies to facilitate closure on each issue.

We know you want what is best for your children.

We know how hard it is to keep focused on what is best for the children.

Resolving custody issues can be as challenging as it is divisive. Many emotions must be managed to ensure that each party’s focus is on the best interests of the children. We believe that the more effort parents invest in resolving these issues, the more likely the children will thrive in their new environments. We try to help our clients control their emotional reactions and focus rationally on what will be best for the children.

Let’s talk about how you can best proceed to resolve your custody issues.

We seek to find the best solutions for our clients. Please contact our office to learn how we can help you move your life forward in the positive direction you are looking for.