Disputes over child custody and visitation (parenting time) can sometimes cause more anxiety and bitterness between divorcing spouses than all the other issues put together. At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., we can work with you to protect your relationship with your children, and present your strengths as a parent in child custody mediation or before a judge. We can also work with you to develop your potential as a parent if past problems might endanger your ability to achieve child custody or unsupervised visitation.
Help Resolving Child Custody Problems
Whether you need advice about the logistics of a parenting-time schedule or advocacy in a sharply contested child custody dispute, attorney John Bednarz can address your rights and responsibilities as a parent. We want to help you define and pursue your own goals for yourself and your children.
To discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney, contact our Gilbert law office online or call 480-507-6677 for a free initial consultation.
The Child’s Best Interests Standard
In Arizona, the best interests of the children involved in a divorce or paternity case will be the top priority for a family law judge to address. The law presumes that a stable, meaningful, substantial and ongoing relationship with both parents is in every child’s best interests, but it also recognizes that not every parent is capable of acting effectively as a mother or father.
At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., we help you develop a parenting time plan that works with your child’s other parent. All of the decisions in your divorce case must focus on your children’s best interests. Our lawyer will work quickly to modify the current child custody arrangement, if your children’s safety is at risk, as with domestic violence or substance abuse issues on the part of the other parent.
For most couples, it’s important to work to minimize conflict. When parents behave in a civil fashion with one another and cooperate on the major decisions that will affect their children, the resolution of child custody and visitation issues can be fairly straightforward. Most of the problems to be resolved will be logistical or practical in nature. An agreement can be worked out fairly quickly in a separation agreement or uncontested divorce.
Preserving Your Child Custody Rights
Whether you are concerned about the safety of your children with the other parent or need help with presenting your own parental performance in a positive light, we are prepared to help you. We can direct you to the right resources if you need professional counseling or treatment to overcome a troubled record or allegations of abuse by your former spouse. We are experienced, advocated and prepared to preserve your child custody rights.
Comprehensive Services For Family Law
Our law firm offers a full range of legal services in family law. We represent unmarried and divorcing parents with questions ranging from child support to joint child custody. Part of our work includes advocating for grandparents or other relatives with visitation concerns. We also assist unmarried fathers with custody and visitation questions, after a paternity test or execution of an Acknowledgement of Paternity has established their support obligations.
Free Initial Consultation
For more information about our approach to client service in child custody and visitation matters, call our Gilbert office at 480-507-6677 or use our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation.