Answers to the Most Common Child Custody Issuesby Binoyejos Jos Orange Child Custody Lawyers | Family Law – JosFam
Many parents find the
procedure of child custody to be daunting. There is a lot of fresh material for
parents to understand about custody laws, creating parenting plans and
agreements, addressing a custody lawsuit, and so on.
Fortunately, there are
several resources available to parents seeking assistance with their custody
dispute. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions
regarding child custody.
How can I initiate a custody proceeding?
One of the parents has
to file for child custody to begin the custody procedure. To do this, the
parent just completes the necessary paperwork and submits them to the
courtroom. The other parent will then receive the papers and fill out some
different forms. The case is then opened up. You may then get a court day, or
you may need to fill out additional forms.
How long will the case last?
The length of the
custody case depends on how well the parents get along and how quickly they
agree on a parenting plan. Some custody cases are resolved quickly because the
parents work together on a custody agreement, and the court accepts it. Others
drag on for a while because the parents don't agree, and they need to appear in
court several times to get a parenting plan.
Does a custody case always go to court?
The parents always need
to file the proper papers in court, but they may not need to present a case to
the court. If the parents agree, they simply show up in court with the plan
they agree on, and the court will accept it. The parents will need to present
information to the judge if they don't agree & the court will make the
final decision about the child custody arrangements.
What happens in custody court?
Parents need to file
their papers at the courthouse, and they also need to present their custody
agreement before the judge. If & when the parents are unable to reach an
agreement, they would both put their sides of the case before a judge, and the
court will make the final decision. When a court accepts an agreement, it
constitutes a custody order; then the parents are legally compelled to meet the
terms and conditions it contains.
Is it truly necessary for me to hire a lawyer for my case?
This is determined by
the conditions. You're generally ok doing it yourself if you and the other
parent get along and can work out a custody arrangement. However, you may need
the assistance of a lawyer to complete papers and get the judgment. If there is
a custody dispute & the other parent has hired counsel and refuses to make
any concessions, you should engage an attorney and prepare for court.
What is a custody agreement?
The custody agreement,
or parenting plan, is the document that contains all of the information about
the child custody and visitation schedule, the holiday schedule, the time-share
percentages of the parents, and any other information the parents want to
include about custody. This becomes the custody order, and the parents have to
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