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Establish Custody And Visitation Agreements That Work For Your Family

Without a doubt, your relationship with your children is the most important part of your life. Going through a divorce often jeopardizes that relationship, and many parents worry they will not be able to spend as much meaningful time with their children post-divorce.

These are understandable fears, but they are not necessarily founded in reality. Family courts throughout the United States recognize the importance of strong parent-child relationships for mothers and fathers. Mothers are no longer assumed to get primary custody of the children in a divorce.

My firm, Brazil Law Office PLLC, in Fargo, can protect your parental and visitation rights to pursue parenting plans that work for you. I aim to help you reach a plan and agreement with your spouse that works for you and your children.

Acting In The Best Interests Of Your Children

Courts consider various factors focused on the child’s best interests when determining legal and physical child custody and parenting time (visitation) arrangements. Some of these factors include:

  • Emotional ties between the children and each parent
  • Proximity to extended family members and the value of having an extended family nearby
  • Access to education and whether or not a child will have to change schools
  • Instances of abuse or neglect
  • The ability of each parent to provide a stable home
  • The child’s opinions if he or she has a level of maturity show the ability to make wise and informed decisions (typically demonstrated by behavior, academic records, etc.)

Every situation is unique and yours is no exception. I work diligently to understand every facet and detail of your family’s dynamics and make sure to account for those unique dynamics when I represent the needs of you and your children. Call me at 701-297-2298 so you can tell me more about your circumstances today.

Developing A Parenting Plan That Works For Everyone

I aim to foster positive relationships between all parties in a divorce so that even separated spouses can have a cohesive approach to parenting — something that is crucial to the emotional and developmental well-being of children involved in divorce.

Have additional questions about child custody matters? You may get them answered by visiting my divorce FAQ page under the child custody section.

Protecting Your Loved Ones When Your Divorce Threatens Your Parental Relationship

Still, some divorce cases involve serious safety and security concerns. Perhaps one parent has drug or alcohol abuse issues. Maybe domestic violence and neglect are worrisome. Maybe our clients need protection from false accusations of unfit parenting. These cases require strong, persistent and persuasive advocacy from an experienced lawyer. Tressie Brazil can help.

Get Started On Your Child Custody Advocacy Today

Just because you and your partner are no longer together doesn’t mean you can’t have a loving and meaningful relationship with your children. With the right planning that keeps their health, safety and best interests in mind, you, and your ex, depending on the circumstances, can still be the parents your child or children need you to be, even when you’re no longer together.

Call my office at 701-297-2298 or visit my contact page to schedule an initial consultation today.

While my office is based in Fargo, I also take cases in the Moorhead area.