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Why You Need A Lawyer For A Child Custody Matter


Child custody issues are some of the most emotional and stressful issues to navigate as a parent. While you may think that you can handle a child custody matter on your own, hiring an experienced lawyer to handle the case is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your child. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay we have helped many clients navigate their difficult child custody issues and are here to help you. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a case evaluation.

An Attorney Understands the Law

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a child custody attorney is that they understand the law. A lawyer knows how the legal process works and what the court is looking for when determining a significant issue like child custody. An attorney can ensure that the process runs smoothly with the court and knows exactly what to present to the judge to prove your case.

Having a lawyer by your side who knows child custody law is also critical if the other parent has hired legal counsel. You will be at a serious disadvantage if you do not have your own lawyer protecting your interests and who knows how the system works when the other side has an attorney advocating on their behalf.

Reducing the Stress of the Situation

Another benefit of utilizing a child custody attorney is that it reduces the stress of the situation for you and your child. A lawyer handles all communication and negotiation of the matter with the court and the other parent’s lawyer. This allows you to focus on spending quality time with your child while your attorney manages the case. A lawyer can also help reduce the stress of a child custody matter by setting up an alternative dispute resolution method for resolving the issue, such as mediation or custody collaboration, which can establish a better foundation for co-parenting the child moving forward.

Helping You Avoid Costly Mistakes

Finally, hiring a child custody lawyer can help you avoid making costly mistakes during the process. It is common for a custodial parent to refuse to let the noncustodial parent see their child during a dispute, or for the non-custodial parent to stop making child support payments until the custody issue is resolved. However, these are both serious mistakes that could ultimately cost you custody of your child. A lawyer can explain why you should not engage in these behaviors and how it could hurt your chances in a custody case. To learn more about the benefits of hiring a child custody lawyer for your case, talk to our office today.

Talk to Our Office Now

If you have more questions about how a child custody lawyer can help in your family case, talk to the experienced Tampa child custody attorneys at the law office of Blair H. Chan, III today to schedule a consultation of your case.

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