California child custody arrangements arenot a one-size-fits all scenario. This may or may not be a surprise, but families come in all shapes and sizes these days. To adjust for the different family situations, child custody arrangements have continued to get more creative and thus more child-focused to ensure that the best interests of the child are met. This is why if seeking a child custody agreement or if looking to modify an existing agreement that there is a way to plan for a best case scenario.
Maybe oneand their child's parent have a very different parenting styles when it comes to child rearing? Or, maybe one's child has special needs that should be addressed within the custody agreement? Whatever the situation, a child custody arrangement can often help to mitigate some of the 'grey area' that can come up when parents are raising a child from separate households. While it can't always plan for the unexpected, it can help to bring clarity and understanding to both parents by outlining their obligations and responsibilities.
At Challoner Law, we know how specific challenges can impact the child custody arrangement process. While we value greatly a solution that is in the best interests of the child, we also understand how important it is for a parent's voice and concerns to be heard. We work to ensure that a child custody arrangement is reached that is acceptable and welcomed by our clients, parents and children alike!
While this process may at first feel daunting, try to go into it with the belief that the best child custody outcome will be sought. Whatever the challenges presented to you, your child's parent and the child at the heart of the custody arrangement, they can be discussed and dealt with. Even split-custody situations can have points of contention or stress that can be discussed and dealt with appropriately.