New Hampshire child custody Attorney Robert H. Prince takes care to provide his clients with high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. He is available for professional, courteous, and efficient consultation, Monday through Saturday.
New Hampshire Child Custody Attorney
When two parents are divorced and must come to the courts to discuss the parenting arrangements, the situation can be emotionally draining and frustrating, especially if the parents separated on bad terms. Fortunately, there are many New Hampshire parents that come to a mutual agreement on living situations; if the parents cannot agree, however, a custody battle may ensue. With the many different types of custody available, a New Hampshire child custody attorney will be crucial in helping you voice your interests and fight for what you believe is right for your child.
With decades of experience in the New England region, New Hampshire family law attorney Robert H. Prince has helped numerous clients with their child custody cases, from simple establishment of legal custody to diligently representing his clients’ interests in court. Child support cases can be quite complicated, which is why you need one of the best family law attorneys in New Hampshire to represent your case.
Parenting Plan in New Hampshire Child Custody Cases
One of the more important elements of a child custody case is the “parenting plan.” If a divorce case involves a minor, the State of New Hampshire requires the parents to complete and file a parenting plan. In this plan, parents must declare their plan (either individually or jointly) in regards to residential responsibility, parenting time, and other provisions covering many aspects of the child’s upbringing, such as education. Parents who are able to agree on the parenting plan can sometimes file the plan jointly. If the plan was filed jointly, the New Hampshire family division court may incorporate the plan in its final order.
Best Interests of the Child
Following some divorces, the parents are not able to agree on measures in the parenting plan. If this is the case, the judge in the child custody case will most likely base his/her decision on the best interests of the child. Although anything is technically fair game when determining the best interests of the child, the courts will often focus on several categories, including:
- The child’s health and safety – Many New Hampshire judges are rightfully strict when it comes to the child’s well-being and safety. Some specifics considered include food, shelter, and access to medical care.
- A value of co-parenting and communication – Having two positive parents is seen as a quality characteristic in New Hampshire law, and the law requires parents to encourage contact with the other parent. Because cooperation is viewed as an important quality when making (future) joint decisions about the child, the court looks at the parents’ ability to communicate with each other.
- The child’s emotional and developmental needs – This can include the child’s emotional attachment to a parent and/or the parent’s ability to meet the child’s developmental needs.
Call Attorney Robert H. Prince for a Free Case Evaluation
In regards to child custody, there are numerous scenarios to consider, including physical custody, legal custody, split custody, and so forth. We at the Law Office of Robert H. Prince boast a history of successfully helping our clients get fair and favorable results. We understand the emotional difficulties that divorce and determining child custody can bring, and we will always put your interests at the forefront of our legal strategy. Furthermore, because of the complexity of these cases, it is essential to have an experienced attorney who can clearly voice your wishes and concerns to the family court and diligently fight for you and for the best interests of your child.
To get started on your child custody case, you can call our New Hampshire law office at (603) 401-0409. Case evaluations are available.