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A survey not long ago found that men's most satisfying activity was spending time with their children—not their careers, and not their social relationships. This is undoubtedly true for women also.
If divorce is inevitable for you, your relationship with your children will certainly be affected, too. You will be living apart from your ex, and that person will have custody of the children part of the time. While you will still have input into the upbringing of your children, so will your ex. You evidently have some values and ideas that are different from his or hers. With our help, your differences can be effectively negotiated or resolved legally.
Family law has evolved a long way in the last two generations. At one time, the mother was presumed to get full custody and the father paid child support. The options now include shared child custody and joint child custody, and a parent's gender is less of a factor.
When joint custody is ordered, parents both have a right to participate in decisions about a child's upbringing, and one parent has primary custody while the other has custody only part of the time. In a shared child custody arrangement, neither has primary physical custody. The child has two "homes." If one of these arrangements is desired, divorcing couples must show the court they are able to co-operate.
Attorney Nicholas P. Barone Page has a reputation for bringing calm in the midst of a storm. You may be in turmoil at this point, and uncertain what will happen. An experienced lawyer can:
- Advise you on your options
- Negotiate the best for you and your children, and
- Litigate for you if settlement is not in the cards
Aside from these roles, Mr. Barone is an understanding and respectful professional. He is a trusted advocate, a very tough litigator and he will fight hard for you when necessary.