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Helping You Find Solutions To Child Support And Custody

Just as there are several methods for divorce, there are several methods for custody, visitation and support. We will work hands-on with you to create a solution tailored to your family’s unique needs.

Factors That Impact The Court’s Decisions

Feuerstein, Murphy & Beals, LLP, can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to assist you and your co-parent in reaching mutually satisfactory resolutions. When necessary, we can also prepare your case for trial and represent you in court.

The court uses the standard of the best interests of the child when it makes its decision. Some of the factors that the court will consider when determining child custody arrangements include:

  • Each parent’s mental, physical and emotional capacity to care for a child
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The child’s involvement in their school and community
  • A history of domestic abuse
  • The preference of the child, depending on the child’s maturity

When it comes to child support, the court will consider issues such as:

  • Number of children
  • Percentage of time with each parent
  • Actual earnings or earning ability of each parent

If you need to establish paternity to access financial support or parental visitation or you need to seek a modification to an existing court order, we can help you with these processes.