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For many couples, child custody is a vital part of a divorce

The prospect of the many different family law issues that Rhode Island residents can face in a divorce can seem daunting. Most divorce cases will involve property division issues, alimony and child support. However, for couples with children, the issue of child custody can be the most important issue of all.

In the ideal scenario, a divorcing couple will work out a child custody and parenting plan on their own, agreeing together on issues of legal and physical custody. But, our readers in Rhode Island know, that if a couple has reached the point of a divorce in their relationship, they might not be inclined to agree to much of anything with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. That is when a real child custody dispute could erupt.

At our law firm, we understand that our clients consider their children the most important part of their lives, and, as a result, they will be the most important part of the divorce process. When this stance is clear from the outset, we work with our clients to do our best to get the results they want.  We always remind our clients that the Court will use a standard in custody disputes that looks for a result that is in the best interest of the child as opposed to what a parent may want.  

Unfortunately, there may be some contentious times ahead for parents in Rhode Island who are about to get embroiled in a child custody dispute. But, with the right approach - and with a cool head - it can be possible to get to an arrangement that benefits all parties in a less than ideal situation. For more information about how our law firm works to help Rhode Island residents with child custody issues, please visit our website.

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