Protect Your Parent-Child Relationship; Get Custody And Support Figured Out
If you are approaching divorce and share a minor child with your spouse, your divorce will need to include child custody and support orders. Or, if you have had a child outside of marriage, you should realize the importance of getting a legal determination of child custody, visitation and support. As a divorcing or single parent, you deserve to have the information and guidance that you need regarding this essential aspect of your parent-child relationship.
At Clary | Suba | Neale, we are ready to advise you on the steps to take to get custody and support orders in your child’s best interests while protecting your parental rights. We are Baton Rouge family law attorneys who truly care about helping our clients pursue fair outcomes in these areas of family law.
How Your Child Custody And Support Orders Will Be Decided
If you and your spouse agree on a reasonable custody and support arrangement, then a family court judge will likely approve it. To achieve that goal, you will need to know what judges see as reasonable in the following areas:
- Child custody and visitation: Your child’s best interests are the bottom line. The custody arrangement should clarify which parent has primary physical custody and which has visitation rights. A parenting time schedule should be viable for the child and both parents and allow the child to develop meaningful relationships with both.
- Child support: The state custody calculator will guide you in arriving at an acceptable amount for the appropriate parent to pay the other, based on factors such as the number of children each parent supports, the income of each parent, child care and health insurance costs, and other expenses.
To understand how these principles will likely apply in your case, turn to a knowledgeable family law attorney. We are divorce and custody lawyers with more than 75 combined years of experience, and we can help you make a viable case designed to keep your parent-child relationship strong while paying or receiving reasonable amounts of child support. We are confident that we can help you resolve your child custody and support case in your favor as well as in the best interests of your child.
Speak With A Family Law Attorney Who Will Stand Up For Your Interests
We will provide steady reassurance while assisting you in correctly calculating child support and negotiating a child custody and visitation agreement that will work for your family. Contact Clary | Suba | Neale for the high caliber of legal counsel you are looking for. Your case may not need to go to trial, but a skilled negotiator on your side can help you stay on track in this area of family law.