How the Courts Decide Contested Custody Cases

When parents cannot come up with a voluntary custody agreement as part of their divorce, it will probably be necessary to turn to the courts for a decision. As frightening as it can be to trust that the courts will make the right choice, the reality is that the courts will base their decision on the best interests of the children. You and your partner will each have an opportunity to make your case before the court, and it will be critical that you make the most of it.

Decision Based on the Best Interests of the Child

Once the court has the opportunity to hear from both parents, it will make a custody decision based on what it thinks is in the best interests of your children. Depending on the circumstances, the courts will elect to award custody to either you or your partner, though the court may award joint custody. Since so much depends on the court’s perception of you, you will need to present your side of the story accurately and persuasively.

Consult with a Child Custody Attorney in The Woodlands

At the BB Law Group PLLC, The Woodlands child custody attorneys understand just how much will depend on the outcome of the court’s decision. We can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you protect the best interests of your children. To speak with a lawyer about the particulars of your situation, please call our offices at (832) 534-2589 today.

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