There is a perception among some men that the mother always gets custody of the children when a marriage dissolves. There are anecdotal stories of women obtaining favorable outcomes at the expense of men, but there is nothing in the law that states that the mother has any advantage over the man when it comes to determining physical custody. Instead, the court will look at the best interest of the child in order to determine which parent should be granted custody.
In some cases, the court will find that it is in the best interest of the child to live with both parents. In this case, they may grant the parents rotating custody of the child. Under this arrangement, one parent will have custody of the child for a certain period of time, then it will switch to the other parent. This is done in an effort to help build a relationship with both parents instead of favoring one parent over the other.
Custody battles are some of the most contentious battles a divorcing couple can face. This is a highly emotional fight that can drag on for months upon months. It is important to have a child custody attorney who works with a client to help keep them focused on what is important – the child. But this lawyer should also strongly advocate on behalf of their clients in order to ensure as much time as possible with their child or children.
At the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, we aggressively fight to make sure that you are treated fairly during child custody hearings. It is important that children have a relationship with both parents and that the custodial parent be the one who truly represents this child’s best interest. We strongly advocate on our client’s behalf and work to achieve the best possible results for their particular case. To learn more about how we can help with your child custody matter, contact the Law Offices of James S. Cunha to schedule a consultation.