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Helping you resolve child custody and support issues

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

When you start a family, it is difficult to not be constantly devoted to the needs of your children. Children are a blessing and provide much meaning in the lives of parents. While being part of a family is often a dream come true, problems and issues could enter the family life, making it difficult to maintain. No family is perfect, and some family issues are not resolvable. However, when parents divorce, they need to address the needs of the children involved.

Divorcing with children means considering the best interest of the children. When determining the best custody arrangement or whether to request child support, this means thinking about the present and future needs of the children. At the Law Offices of Douglas C. Smith, our experienced legal team understands the sensitivity of this family law matter; therefore, we are dedicated to helping El Paso parents properly resolve this divorce issue.

When it comes to developing a custody arrangement, the circumstances of the parents, the needs of the children and possible ways the situation could impact the child need to be considered. This is when the best interests of the child standard is applied. If the court is involved, this standard will be applied, assessing various factors involved in the case.

Whether parents agree to joint custody, sole custody or visitation rights, child support will need to be addressed. Even if a parent does not request this financial support, the court might approve of this award in order to ensure that the financial needs of a child are met in both households.

To learn more, check out our law firm's child custody & child support website. Whether you are just initiating the divorce process, currently working on a custody or support order, seek to modify a current order or are seeking to enforce either of these orders, it is important to understand your parental rights and what options you have to resolve these family law matters.

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