Custody through Litigation

07/27/2023 11:49 AM By Janetta

I was the main caregiver for the kids while we were married. Will the court will automatically grant me full custody and child support if I pursue litigation?

Family law varies significantly depending on your jurisdiction, and specific circumstances can heavily influence court decisions. Generally, courts aim to make custody and child support decisions based on the best interests of the child.

While being the primary caregiver during the marriage can be a relevant factor, it does not automatically guarantee full custody and child support. 

To pursue custody and child support through litigation, you'll likely need to present evidence and make a compelling case to the court. It's essential to consult with a family law attorney who can guide you through the process and provide personalized advice based on your situation and local laws.

Keep in mind that court decisions can be unpredictable, and they may not always align with what you believe is fair or what you feel you deserve. Mediation and negotiation outside of court may also be options worth exploring to reach an agreement that works for both parties and, most importantly, is in the best interests of the child.

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