If you are in the process of divorcing your spouse and you share minor children, you will need to determine custody arrangements for your children. While you and your soon to be ex-spouse may have been able to work through your divorce agreement on your own, you may find you need the help of a Child Custody Lawyer to agree to an arrangement for your children.

Many times when it comes to how your children are raised you and your ex-spouse may have very different opinions. This can often make coming to an agreement seem impossible. However, if you both have experienced lawyers this task can often be handled more easily than you might expect.

In most cases, it is a good idea for you and your ex-spouse to try to come to an agreement on your own. If you are able to do this, the lawyers will only need to finalize the agreement for you both to sign. The paperwork will then be filed and a judge will often approve the agreement easily.

However, if you are unable to come to terms and are not even able to discuss the matter in a reasonable way, you may need to rely on your Child Custody Lawyer for assistance. In such cases, the attorneys for both sides will try to come to an agreement you both can agree to. Sometimes they will have both parents meet and then they can try to finalize the agreement together. If you and your ex-partner are unable to be civil to each other, then the attorneys will try a different approach.

In such cases, both attorneys will work with one another and then bring the new agreements to both you and your ex-partner for approval. This type of negotiation can be much slower, but it is often necessary for a couple who are unable to be civil. If you are still unable to come to an agreement, it may be necessary for you to seek out mediation to help you in resolving your issues.

While going through a divorce is a tough process, for many people deciding where your children will live and how they will spend, their time can be tougher. If you find you are having to make these tough choices and need help a lawyer, like James E. Hitchcock can be a great help to you.