Child custody issues and custody disputes can be some of the most emotional in all of family law. The relationship a child has with his or her parents is absolutely pivotal in terms of overall emotional health and well-being of a family.
In determining child custody, Missouri focuses on the best interests of a child. In the wake of a divorce, the court will look at all facts involved in a case and base its decision on a child’s:
- Relationships with both parents
- Home situation
- Child’s wishes (if he or she is old enough)
It is important to realize that the court will look at issues of both physical custody (where the child will live) as well as legal custody (decision-making powers). Because the court often tries to foster a child’s relationship with both parents, joint physical custody is often the outcome, barring extenuating circumstances.
Regardless of the child custody issues you face in the wake of your divorce, our lawyers are ready to take more than five decades of combined work to help you reach an outcome, efficiently and effectively — one that preserves you and your child’s well-being for years to come.
Custody Modification Attorney Serving St. Charles and Nearby
We at The Lake Law Firm understand the emotional aspects of these cases. Our lawyers’ personal approach allows us to understand your unique circumstances and family dynamics. In turn, we can help you understand all options. We try to move toward settlement whenever possible so that you can retain maximum control of your case and outcome. However, when necessary we can aggressively go to court in your best interest.
To discuss any legal matter in an initial consultation with one of our St. Louis child custody attorneys, call 314-863-0077 or e-mail the firm.