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Effective negotiation can help you control custody decisions

A divorce can be more than just a parting of the ways between two people. It can be one of the most emotionally charged events in a person's life. This is especially true if there are children involved. And if you are currently going through a divorce, you may understand how difficult it is to maintain your composure when negotiating child custody issues.

You are quite likely the best person to assess your child's needs and desires. But your soon-to-be ex-spouse may also have ideas about what is best for the child. And therein can lay the basis for a very contentious dispute.

So what can you do if you reach an impasse regarding custody or visitation when negotiating the terms of your parenting agreement? Well, there are two very important things you need to keep clear in your mind. First, the court will always evaluate custody issues through the prism of the child's best interests, and it is important that you and your ex do the same.

The other thing to remember is that if you and your ex cannot come to terms on your own, a judge will settle the matter for you. This means that many of the most important decisions could be taken out of your hands altogether. As such, it is typically best for you and your ex to arrive at amenable terms prior to heading to court to finalize your agreement.

At the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, we have experience helping negotiate custody agreements that work for families and will be accepted by the court. We can work to help ensure that you will maintain control of the important decisions involving your child. You can learn more about our services on this website.

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