As much as our society celebrates marriage and the search for true love, the sad reality is that nearly half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Divorce is often a painful and complex process, both for spouses and their children. Although the division of assets and property can be difficult and time-consuming, the process of determining child custody, visitation rights, alimony, and child support can be absolutely horrendous for all the family members.
No divorce issue is more important and sensitive than determining the best interest of children, particularly for young children who might not be able to clearly articulate their own desires or wishes. Ultimately, parents in the midst of a divorce should be able to ensure their rights to custody, visitation, and fair support orders to help minimize the impact of the divorce on their children.
Having experienced and expert legal representation in a divorce not only helps protect the individual, but also offers benefits to the children of divorce. By developing amicable and reasonable custody, visitation and support orders, this reduces the length of the divorce process and allows family members to heal faster and begin new chapters in their lives. In addition, some parents without proper or experienced legal representation can be left with minimal visitation rights or unreasonable support orders, damaging their ability to maintain their parent-child relationship or financially support their children.
For parents receiving sole custody of their children, it is important to ensure that their medical, educational and living needs are met through proper financial support. However, too many custodial parents find themselves in a dire financial situation when a support order is ignored and payments are not made. Quality legal representation can help ensure that support orders are enforced in a timely manner so needs can be met. Conversely, parents with visitation rights are sometimes denied access to their children, so it is critical to have legal assistance to enforce visitation rights to maintain and protect relationships.
Christiansen Law Firm provides individuals with exceptional legal services throughout the entire divorce process to ensure parental rights are protected, as well as the best interests of the children. The experienced family law attorneys of Christiansen Law Firm can help clients establish, modify and enforce court orders for child visitation, child custody, child support, and alimony, and offer free consultations and case evaluations. For more information, contact the family law attorneys of Christiansen Law Firm today.