Magnuson Lowell Blog
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Family law matters are often emotional and hard to deal with because of the attachment you have to the people involved. Any cases that involve children are especially difficult. These include those that are part of a divorce and those that include unmarried parents splitting up. We are here to help you address these issues, no matter which side you are on.
When there are children involved in a case, both parents need to remember that the children have to be the focal point of the case. This can help to make the negotiations over the terms of the parenting plan a bit easier.
You should remember that you can't use the children as a bargaining chip in these cases. Don't let yourself fall into the habit of trying to get back at your ex by using the children.
Even if you don't think it is possible, you should work toward coming up with a system for negotiating with your ex. When both adults can work together, things might go a little smoother. We can help you to find possible solutions to the issues that plague you.
There is an alternative to negotiations that you might use in some of these cases. When the adults can't come to an agreement, the court might step in to make decisions about what is going to happen. This takes the control out of your hands, so trying to work things out might be beneficial even if it is a bit of work on your part.