According to recent statistics from Statista, 2.3 out of every thousand residents in Kansas go through a divorce. If you are a parent about to go through a divorce, figuring out custody arrangements might be a concern on your mind. Whatever the nature of your divorce, making sure your child is cared for moving forward is an important element of the process.
Here at my firm, Cornerstone Law, LLC, I can help walk you through this process. As your Kansas family law attorney, I will offer you the comprehensive legal counsel, advocacy, and support you need to settle all facets of your divorce, including child custody matters. I’m also proud to serve clients throughout Newton, Kansas, and the surrounding areas of Wichita, Harvey, Hillsboro, Hutchinson, McPherson, and Marion, Kansas.
How Do I Establish a Child
When it comes to establishing a child custody arrangement, you have two main options. The first option is to work with the other parent to draw up your own terms and present them to the court for approval. Whenever possible, this is the quickest, least expensive, and most amicable option for resolving issues. In this case, an experienced Kansas divorce attorney can help you keep the conversation productive and on track.
The second option is what happens when you and the other parent cannot come to an agreement. When this happens, you’ll take the case to family court and a judge will use his or her best judgment to establish a custody arrangement. The standard in family court is to always do what’s best for the child, which is decided by the judge. Having an attorney present for this can be crucial to the outcome of your case so that your rights as a parent can be protected and you can present your case to the judge for an arrangement that you feel is best for your child or children.