When parents have children, one of their main priorities is to keep them safe and properly care for them. This is why when parents seek to obtain custody of their children, courts decide to examine a parent's ability to do these things before they award custody. Parents often go back and forth on who the children should live with or who should receive sole custody or visitation, but depending on the situation one parent may be seen as the better fit.
It would be nice if all parents were fit enough to raise their children and provide for them the way they should, but unfortunately, not every parent is capable of doing so. There have been many cases where parents disagree on who should receive custody of the children because they both feel as though the children would be better taken care of while under their watch, but there have been instances where one parent is simply not the better choice no matter what they may believe. This is why if a person truly is the better fit, they should seek sole custody of their children.
More often than not, when parents disagree on a child custody arrangement, they will have to go to court and let a judge decide for them. After examining various factors, the judge will decide which parent the children will live with. If one parent is in fact unfit to properly care for the child, then it is likely that the judge will see this and the parent who is able to properly care for the children may be awarded custody. This process may sound easy, but it may actually take time and each parent may need to hire an attorney.
With any family legal matter, it is wise for anybody involved to hire an attorney to assist them. It is important that each person is given a fair chance to prove themselves and their ability to raise the children, and with an attorney by their side, they may be able to do so. Child custody is a serious matter, so parents should be smart about how they choose to handle the situation, especially if they want sole custody of the children. If you are seeking sole custody of your children, an attorney at the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler may be able to assist you with your case.