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What Happens During a Child Custody Case?

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A divorce carries with it many emotionally charged situations involving dividing up your monetary assets, property, and child custody agreements. The best interest of the child is the most important aspect of a child custody case. Here are some important aspects of a child custody case you should expect during these proceedings.

If you are looking for a child custody lawyer, the attorneys of GPS Law Group have your child’s best interest in mind from the start. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through these proceedings while protecting your rights as a parent. Below is an explanation of the different types of custody awarded and how to conduct yourself when communicating with the other party.

Child Custody

Often, child custody cases can take a year or more to formalize a legal agreement. There are a large number of details to go over and sometimes both parties disagree on the specifics.  It is in the best interest of both you and your child to protect yourselves in case of future disagreements with your former partner. The majority of divorces involving children utilize a child custody agreement to create legal documentation of the terms they agree to. While not everyone needs a formal child custody agreement, most do as a way to shield their child from any unnecessary stress.

Dos and Don’ts of Child Custody:

Child custody cases can be stressful for all parties involved. It is important to treat your former spouse with respect for the sake of your children. In order to protect you and your child, some helpful tips to keep communications clear and minimize tensions:

  • Communicate with the other party in writing when possible
  • Child is on time for school, health checkups, switching between parents
  • Stay well organized on your child’s important documents and any information related to your child custody agreement

In order to maintain a good relationship with both your former spouse and your child, refrain from mentioning anything on social media about the child custody proceedings. Never slander the other parent, neither in person or on social media.

At GPS Law Group, we can schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options and what to expect during your child custody case. Coming prepared with the right information and documents will help your lawyer become more familiar with your case. The attorneys at GPS Law Firm will treat your case with the care and due diligence you deserve during this difficult transition to get you the best possible outcome for you and your children.

If you would like to discuss your child custody case with an experienced lawyer, call GPS Law Group at (704) 549-1950 for a free consultation today.

Serving the residents of Charlotte, Gastonia, Concord, Huntersville, and surrounding communities in Mecklenburg County, Rowan County, Cabarrus County, Iredell County, Gaston County in North Carolina, attorneys at GPS Law Group have been helping clients since 1992. GPS Law Group has grown significantly over the years, thanks to our legal experience, commitment to our clients, and the honest and diligent way in which we handle cases.