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Representing Children's Best Interests
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When it comes to family law matters, we are dedicated to protecting the best interests of any children during every case we work on. Courts, judges, and other legal professionals who are involved with your case will always be seeking to ensure that children are the first priority. This has a large influence over a variety of matters, including child support and divorce terms, but also specifically to do with child custody. Family law issues can be particularly difficult on children, and our primary goal is always to make the process easier for them to get through, while also ensuring their welfare for the future.
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Determining What a Child's Best Interests Are
There is no set standard for determining exactly what the best interests of the child are in a divorce. The court must weigh each decision carefully on a case-by-case basis, but there are certain guidelines that are followed.
Some factors that go into determining a child's best interest include:
- The preservation of the child's normal home and educational environment.
- Ensuring that all basic needs are met, including health, safety, and emotional wellbeing.
- Creating a situation that will establish as much permanency as possible.
- Any physical and mental health needs that the child may have.
- The physical and mental health state of each parent.
- The specific relationship dynamics between the child and parents, siblings, or family members.
- The presence or history of domestic violence.
- Each parent's capacity to provide for the child.
In Washington DC, each of these factors must be carefully considered by the courts or other legal professionals working on the case before any decisions can be made. At Lopez Law Firm PLLC, we have a strong focus on the relationship between parents and children, and it is our goal to preserve any family bonds to the best of our ability. During your case, we can be your fierce advocates, and we build a strong case that can protect your children's welfare.
Contact Our DC Divorce Lawyer Today for Help
Our Washington DC family law attorney is here to guide you through this difficult matter, step by step. We strive to have a positive impact on the lives of our clients. If you would like to get personalized advice regarding your particular situation, fill out a free case evaluation form today and we can get back to you. We offer complimentary initial consultations, and weekend and after-hours appointments are available.
Call (202) 836-6868 today to get in touch with our experienced attorney!