When a couple in Spokane shares a child and either is not together or chooses to part ways, one of the biggest issues that must be handled is the maintenance of a positive relationship with children and how the child custody situation will be dealt with. In a best case scenario, the two sides will come to an agreement on visitation rights and will do so in an amicable fashion. Unfortunately, in many instances, this is not possible as the issues that led to the divorce or the unmarried couple parting ways serve to function as a wedge between the parties with the child in the middle.
In order to prevent these issues from permeating and poisoning the relationship with the child, it can be preferable to have a legal agreement to keep the entire situation civil. Legal professionals have the experience regarding the numerous factors that go into a child custody battle. Creating a detailed plan regarding the entire schedule, how much will be paid to the custodial parent, when the supporting parent will see the child and how holidays are allocated can avoid rancor. Also, there are often other issues that come up that aren’t so easy to deal with.
If there was a paternity dispute, for example, that could mean the difference between a biological father being ordered to pay what he’s supposed to in support of the child. This will have to be paid even if the relationship with the mother is nonexistent and the father wants nothing to do with the child. In other instances, the father does want to have contact with the child and the mother is trying to avoid that by denying the man’s paternity. With restraining orders and domestic violence allegations, another set of factors arise.
In today’s ever-changing world as relationships change and the laws change with them, a whole host of problems can come up. This includes same-sex parents and how their custody and visitation rights will be handled if one is biologically connected and the other isn’t. One fact that cannot be denied is that the legal ramifications for a mistake can be terrible for everyone involved. Having legal help is an imperative to ensure that the child is the most important person in the case and the parents wishes are considered seriously before filings and decisions are made.