A child’s life history is priceless and irreplaceable. Every human being has only one opportunity to discover the world for the first time with a child’s eyes. Every parent-child relationship has a limited period of time to form lasting bonds of affection that will stand the test of time. If you are engaged in a dispute regarding child custody or need guidance to work toward a viable child custody and visitation arrangement, you are right to seek the help of a qualified family law attorney.
Whether you are approaching divorce, already divorced or never married to your child’s other parent, you need to understand that a legal court order is in the best interest of your child. Informal arrangements may sound promising at the time that a close relationship is dissolving, but over time, a mother or a father may shift priorities to what seems convenient for him or her, even if it is not in the best interest of the child or preserving the relationship with the other parent. A court order that clearly defines the rights and obligations of the parents can help protect you and your child’s relationship and can be addressed with the help of a Collin County child custody lawyer.
Many divorcing or separating parents may want to draw lines in the sand and keep the reins of control over their children, without regard for the importance of the child’s relationship with the other parent. However, if you are struggling with custody arrangements, you understand the importance for a child to maintain healthy relationships with both parents and extended family members. Divorce does not end your family. Rather, it merely changes the way it looks. Our Collin County child custody attorneys encourage our clients to take the long view and consider what type of family relationships they wish to nurture over years, decades and a lifetime — not just in the short run of the immediate period after a separation.
At our law firm, our attorneys provide knowledgeable legal counsel to many parents in communities such as Frisco, McKinney, Plano, and Allen who face questions and challenges regarding possession and access to children — including high-conflict child custody disputes.
Decide now how you want your parenting legacy to play out despite the separation or divorce from your former boyfriend, husband, girlfriend or wife. Do you want your child to reap the benefits of close relationships with both parents? Do you want to stay involved in decision making? Do you want to be prepared to participate joyfully in milestones in your child’s life such as sports events, musical performances, graduations, a wedding or the birth of your future grandchildren? Can you envision being there even if the other parent is also present? This may seem painful to contemplate now — but many divorced and separated parents have found ways to co-parent without bitterness or strife.
At the Ramage Law Group, we are proud of the children in our community. They balance going to school, sports practice, art class, dance, and many other extracurriculars while still having time to see friends. However, sometimes being a kid isn’t all fun and games. Some children have to deal with challenges such as a divorce in the family, academic performance issues, and trouble with friends. We want to recognize those children who overcome their challenges on a daily basis and emerge stronger from them. To learn more visit our Perversering Youth Nomination page.