The best interests of your children will come first if you choose Barbara Irshay Zipperman to handle your divorce case. But finding the right way to resolve your specific case requires careful consideration, based on your precise circumstances.
Seeking Consensual Resolutions Where Possible
Ideally you will be able to use consensual dispute resolution methods to work out a child custody arrangement and parenting plan that makes sense for your family. This means using mediation or collaborative divorce to resolve the issues without adversarial litigation.
Barbara Irshay Zipperman is an experienced and highly trained mediator who has resolved many child custody matters prior to litigation. She knows how to facilitate communications between parents to develop well-crafted parenting plans.
Her practice also involves offering skilled assistance to address issues that include:
- Child support — Guidelines for the financial support of minor children are a matter of statute.
- Relocation — A custody plan should anticipate what happens if one parent wants to move away with the child.
- Rights of unmarried parents — Many parents were never married to each other, but the law still recognizes certain rights.
Strong Advocacy In Your Child Custody Case
Not every case can be settled using the methods of consensual dispute resolution. If those methods don't work, it's important to have an attorney who can also advocate for your interests in traditional litigation.
Litigation related to child custody and parenting plans is expensive and slow. Perhaps most importantly, it relinquishes the decision-making process to a judge. A judge may order psychological evaluations, putting your child in the middle of two warring factions. In litigation, it can be obvious that parents are not getting along. Even if parents think they are hiding the animosity, children will be able to sense it. Simply put, it is not healthy to place a child in the midst of acrimony.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
Child custody litigation can be expensive and bring out the worst in people. Let us show you the benefits of cooperation and the type of results you want and need. To get more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.