Helping You See With Clarity During a Divorce
Divorce can be one of the most emotionally painful events a person can experience. It can be difficult to see with clarity and make the right decision on how to protect your rights and the well-being of your children. Gain an objective perspective on your situation with help from the experienced divorce attorneys at Poissant, Nichols, Grue, Vanier & Babbie, P.C.
As part of our personalized service, we'll sit down with you to discuss where you're at now and where you want to go. Our compassionate and respectful attorneys will work diligently to help you the achieve a positive outcome so that you can emerge from your divorce and start over in the most comfortable way possible.
Looking Out for the Best Interests of the Children
Children often suffer the most in a divorce. Seeing their parents go through so much pain can cause them a great deal of stress. Dealing with changes to their schedules, living arrangements, and quality of life can only add to that stress.
When one parent uses his/her child as a pawn against the other, it can increase the emotional strain and lead to rifts between the child and parent.
At Poissant, Nichols, Grue, Vanier & Babbie, P.C., we will help you step back and see the big picture. We want to make sure you're aware of how the divorce will affect your children. We'll advise you on ways to alleviate the stress on your children. We'll also recommend ways for you and your ex-spouse to co-parent successfully.
We are very sympathetic to what you and your children are going through because we all have families of our own. An arrangement that works well for you and for your children is our ultimate goal.
Make the Right Custody Decision
The courts allow for some flexibility when it comes to how you and your spouse structure your lives and the lives of your children. Decisions will need to be made on the following things:
- Legal custody — This means one parent can make decisions for education, religion, and medical issues. This can be appointed to the parent with primary physical custody but joint legal custody is also an option.
- Physical custody — This has to do specifically with where your child will be permanently residing. Having joint physical custody means that your children spend time in each of your homes and both places are considered residences. Another common option is where one parent has sole physical custody and the other parent has visitation rights.
You and your spouse should make these decisions based on your schedules, your children's schedules, and your goals regarding time spent with your children.
Our experienced divorce and child custody lawyers serve clients in Clinton County, St. Lawrence County, and Franklin County. For a consultation, please call our law firm at 518-483-1440.