Kent County Child Custody Lawyer
The Compassionate & Skilled Representation You Deserve
If you face child custody, guardianship, or visitation issues, my family law firm can help you reach a positive outcome. At the Law Office of Steven J. Hart, you can find personalized advocacy that is backed by more than two decades of legal excellence. I understand what is at stake for you, and I am driven to quickly secure favorable results for every one of my clients.
My Kent County divorce firm can assist grandparents, fathers, mothers, and other parties seeking to preserve a child's well-being by asserting their own legal rights. I am ready to deliver the dedicated representation you need, whether you are facing issues of child custody, visitation, or move-away orders. Don't wait to learn more about your legal rights and options. You can contact a Kent County divorce lawyer now.
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Determining Child Custody in Kent County, Rhode Island
In an uncontested divorce, or through mediation, it is possible for parents to arrive at a mutually satisfactory custody arrangement. If parties cannot agree, however, then vital issues of custody and visitation will have to be addressed by a judge.
A court examines several factors to determine the best interests of a child:
- What each parents desires
- What the child wishes for (if the child has the maturity to articulate this)
- The child's relationships with siblings, each parent, and other relatives
- The stability of home life
- The "moral fitness" of each parent
- How well the parents can handle co-parenting
- Each party's physical and mental disabilities (if they could affect caring for the child)
Depending on what a judge deems to be of greatest good for the child, primary custody could go to either the mother or father, or joint custody could be ordered. Furthermore, a judge will likely go over similar factors for other custody cases, such as in relocation or modification hearings.
Whether the decisions are left up to a judge, or you and the other parties are trying to negotiate an optimal arrangement, you should not face these custody matters on your own. It is paramount that you have skilled legal counsel on your side to ensure your child's rights are well-represented, from crafting parenting plans to seeking child support orders.
As a Kent County child custody attorney, I have strived to deliver individualized advocacy that gets results. This has been my mission for over 20 years now, and it is with this tradition of honest and passionate counsel that I seek to help every family I represent.
Contact a Kent County child custody lawyer today to request your personal case review. You deserve the best representation possible!