Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Lawyers


Do you need a Child Custody Laywer?

Child custody law can be one of the most complicated topics in the field of family law. We’re dealing not just with legal complexities, but with intense emotions like parental love, fear of abandonment, and often resentment. This creates a steamy cauldron of complexities which often boils over to turn a bad situation into a truly unbearable one.

A good child custody lawyer can be your guide out of this mess. The best family law attorneys know all of the ins and outs of child custody law, and can explain them to you in a patient and sympathetic way – and in plain English!

The bottom line is that the right child custody lawyer can be the deciding factor in determining whether or not you get to keep your child!

How to Choose a Child Custody Lawyer

If you’re determined to win you child custody battle, your first and most important step is to find the right child custody lawyer.  Although everyone’s situation is unique, here are a few points to keep in mind:

  1. You and your attorney should see eye-to-eye. A child custody battle can be long and drawn-out. Make sure you select someone you can work together well with. They should be sympathetic to your situation and agree that you deserve custody. Ideally there will be a degree of mutual trust and understanding.
  2. Ask for recommendations. Have any friends and families recently been involved in custody battle, or are they well-networked in the legal profession?  A personal recommendation is often the best way to find an attorney you can trust.
  3. Call the state Bar Association. Your local Bar Association can point you towards family lawyers in your area. In addition, the Bar can help you find out whether or not a given lawyer has had any complaints lodged against them, and whether or not the attorney is in good standing in the Bar.
  4. Check their performance. As you narrow down your list, look for a solid history of successes, along with glowing reviews or other endorsements. Look for reviews online at sites such as http:www.avvo.com, or http://www.lawonline.org/
  5. Interview the lawyer. Go to the preliminary meeting prepared with questions you want to ask, and a bit of information about your background. You can often quickly feel whether or not there is any professional chemistry.

More Child Custody Law Resources:

Avvo advice on when is it time to see a Family Law attorney?
http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/is-it-time-to-see-a-family-law-attorney

Cornell’s overview of Child Custody Law:
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Child_custody

More Child Custody Resources and Information:
http://www.childcustody.org/

4 responses to “Child Custody Lawyers”

  1. Child Resource Network (CRN) - Japan

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  2. minnie c.

    I would like to ask if you can assist me find a family lawyer who can handle my son’s case. His father is japanese and me filipina. He abandoned us nearly 5 years ago after birth of his son and never returned to Philippines. He acknowledge his son’s birth certificate in Philippines only. I need someone (bengoshi) who can fight and willing in this case. I prefered bengoshi from kanagawa or tokyo area. thanks.
    Kindly mail me at shirohana_japan@yahoo.com.

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    Found your website on google, a good read and great article thanks

  4. Wunder Karten

    Thanks a lot for that article. For me it was really helpful. I know now how to handle with the situation of my little girl.

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