Services Offered By A Custody Lawyer
A parental guardian works with custody lawyers in order to persuade the court that their client is better fit to take care of a child. Custody lawyers are either paid by the hour or have a flat fee. Some ways have been realized in proving the parent is unfit to raise the child. Not only do custody lawyers carry out research in order to find out if the parent is unfit through use of family or juvenile codes but also they visit state courts websites or online service providers to review the requirements in your state. In order to prove that the other is unfit the following are evidences that can be used; photographs, video and audio files of physical or verbal abuse, medical files documenting injuries, the parents criminal record and direct correspondence between petitioner and the other parent.
Concrete evidence is required which is strong and unbiased in order to rule a parent unfit as courts tend to protect the parent-child relationship. Depending on the court’s ruling a child may need to be evaluated by a medical and mental profession. In addition consent by both parents may be required in order for the child to be evaluated. The appropriate forms are downloaded by custody lawyers from the appropriate state court websites or an online documentation provider. Custody lawyers download the following appropriate forms which are either a petition for custody form or a motion to modify child custody order.
General information such as parental contact, related court cases, current living arrangement, child’s name, birth date and reason for petition or modification are filled in order to complete the form. Not only does the form require one to fill in general information but also the grounds of unfitness claim are also included and the evidence complied to substantiate your claim after which its signed and copies of the form made.
State regulations determine whether the case is either family or juvenile case in which its done when the forms are filed including any attachments and sent to the appropriate court. Reviewing the service process rules for the relevant court is done by custody lawyers.
By possessing this as a custody lawyer then you are very fluent and easily understood when presenting the defense case. Custody lawyers with good people skills are very efficient when carrying out their work thus resulting to great achievement. Custody lawyers who are accessible are able to keep in touch with their clients and regularly update them on their case. Custody attorneys who are caring are required when handling a client’s case.