All divorces have the potential to be emotionally difficult to navigate. This is particularly true when children are involved. Most people want to spend as much time as possible with their kids and for some couples, it is the children who kept the marriage together. At Lloyd & Hogan in Birmingham, we understand the importance of working with a child custody lawyer as establishing custody can be difficult.
Creating A Custody Arrangement
When possible, parents can create their own arrangements regarding child custody. There are times, however, when a court must step in. If a couple cannot reach an agreement, the laws in Alabama generally favor joint custody. Ultimately, however, the best interest of the children will be taken into consideration.
The court looks at multiple factors when determining what is in the best interest of the child. They include:
- Which parent is best situated to care for the child
- Who can provide the most consistency
- The child’s relationship with siblings
- The wishes of the child
Contact Us For Help With Your Child Custody Arrangement
The process of creating a child custody agreement is often the most stressful part of a divorce. To prevent emotions from getting in the way of securing the best possible arrangement, it is important to work with an attorney who has an in-depth knowledge of the state’s child custody laws. Contact us at Lloyd & Hogan to learn how we can help you. Email the firm or call 205-969-6235.