Strong Legal Guidance Through Child Custody Matters
Child custody negotiations may be the most stressful portion of any divorce. When you are trying to determine what new shape your family will have after a divorce, it can be hard to ensure you are protecting your child’s best interests as well as your own. Thankfully, you can employ a committed and compassionate legal team for help.
At Axelson Williamowsky Bender & Fishman P.C., our attorneys serve clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and the D.C., areas with more than 100 years of combined experience. The outcomes of child custody negotiations can have lasting consequences for years to come, which is why we do everything in our power to help you and your family through your divorce.
Getting The Custody You Deserve
When you begin negotiating or fighting for a fair custody agreement, there are two types of custody you are working for: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody grants the people who have it the authority to make major decisions on a child’s behalf, such as medical or decisions related to education. Physical custody determines who is responsible for the daily care of a child.
While the courts often grant custody based on the child’s best interests, our job is to present the facts and details of your unique situation to convince a judge that you are in the best interest of your family. We look to establish information like:
- Any readjustments a child may need to make with a new custody arrangement
- The child’s preferences
- The ability to provide that each parent has
- Any medical situations that may be relevant to parenting abilities
- The living arrangement of each parent
We take the time to sit with our clients and understand their unique needs before we create a strategy that we custom tailor to fit them. Each client comes to us with unique needs, and we ensure we are representing them.
Let Us Help Your Family
Even if you and your spouse are pursuing a collaborative divorce, you still should have an attorney by your side to help you protect your needs. Let us assist you in getting the custody arrangement that you deserve in a timely and efficient manner.