Child Custody and Visitation
One of the questions we continually work on with our clients is “What is in the best interests of the children?” The answer to this question frequently differs from what is in the best interests of the parents. We do not pretend to know what is in the best interests of your children, except to say this,
It is always BEST for our client’s children if the parents do not fight and do not expose the children to conflict.
It is always BEST for our client’s children if the parents love their children MORE than they want revenge on the other parent.
It is always BEST for our client’s children if the parents can work together to make decisions for their children.
Because we represent children by Court appointment in high conflict custody cases, we see firsthand the effects that the parents’ conflict has on their children. We have been fortunate to represent children of all age groups, and can see the negative effects on the children of exposure to conflict, from toddlers through teens.
One of the biggest concerns for parents is the emotional toll that a divorce or separation may have on their children. The specific concerns may include where they will live, what the time sharing with the other parent will look like, whether the children will be able to stay in the same school, will they still be able to monitor their child’s schoolwork, etc.
At the Law Offices of Sheila Peterson, we have successfully litigated on behalf of parents for over 15 years. Our founder and owner, Sheila Peterson, is often appointed by the Family Court to act as the child’s representative in highly litigated cases where she assures that the child’s voice is heard and his or her interests are effectively represented. We are committed to bringing your concerns to the attention of the Court and other professionals working on your case in the most persuasive and meaningful way.