The state family court system is committed to protecting the best interests of children. Generally, the courts will base a custody decision upon the concept that children are best served by having access to both parents - but not in all situations. If you were the victim of domestic violence, or your child was physically or emotionally abused, the court is likely to award sole custody. This is in the best interest of the child, as it protects the child from future injury or emotional damage. In cases in which a parent is involved in criminal activities, incarcerated, or addicted to drugs or alcohol, the court will consider these facts when awarding custody. Are you seeking sole custody of your child or children? It could not be more important to have legal representation that has a track record of positive results in child custody cases.
At my firm, the Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C., I take on tough child custody cases. Are you concerned about the health and welfare of your children if the other parent has access through custody? We need to discuss your situation. The court will demand extensive evidence to support your request for sole custody. I know very well what types of supporting evidence will lead to a positive decision about sole custody, and I can discuss this and other facts with you. Even when the other parent has a criminal history, or has other serious problems, the court will likely allow visitation.
I can take action to ensure that the child will have only supervised visitation if there is any possibility of danger, neglect, injury or harm, whether physically or emotionally. Some cases will allow the court to make a decision that any visitation would be counter-productive, particularly in cases in which it is established that there has been child abuse, molestation or emotional abuse.
Call my firm to discuss your concerns. I can help you immediately if you are seeking sole custody, and I am very aware of the level of supporting evidence we will be required to submit, and I would like to discuss all of these facts with you at once.