Divorce is rarely easy, especially when there are children involved. No parent wants to give up time with their kids and sometimes one spouse puts up a big fight over child custody just to be difficult. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you through this.
Many California divorce cases commence with a battle over the custody of the minor children, with both parents pitted against each other for the parenting rights to their child or children. Traditionally, the mother was given total or a majority of custody. However, more California courts are recognizing that fathers might be the more appropriate parent for the children to live with.
Here are four general arguments against shared parenting that your soon-to-be-ex will probably use:
(1) Custody should go to the historic “primary caretaker,” which most typically has been the mother;
(2) Children need a “stable environment” and therefore should not spend equalized time with both parents;
3) Children should not be exposed to post-divorce parental conflict; and
(4) Shared parenting is unworkable because it is not practicable if the parents do not reside in the same community.
If you want your children to live with you at least half of the time, you need to hire a skilled divorce lawyer. The knowledgeable divorce lawyers at Foresight Legal Group can help you through every step of your divorce, from child custody to asset division.