Jonesboro Child Custody Attorney

Sole & Joint Custody

Unfortunately, divorce proceedings can have a significant impact not only on parents, but on children as well. When this occurs, decisions regarding child custody may become necessary. Having custody rights as a parent means that you are able to determine where your children will live, make decisions regarding health care and medical treatment, receive child support, and more. Depending on your specific circumstances, one parent may be granted sole custody of your children or both parents may share joint custody.

Common Factors in Child Custody Decisions

Family law courts in the state of Arkansas operate under the assumption that having continual contact with both parents following a divorce is best for the child. Whenever possible, it is better for both parents to come to an agreement and settle on a joint custody arrangement. However, the best interests of the child should always be at the forefront of all decisions being made, and there are instances in which a sole custody arrangement is the better option.

When making decisions regarding child custody, family law judges will consider the following factors:

  • The suitability of the home environment
  • The reasonable preferences of the child
  • The child's relationship with each parent
  • Parenting capability
  • Any evidence of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment
  • Any evidence of drug or alcohol abuse in the home
  • Work schedules of the parents

Retain Our Qualified Family Lawyers

As your legal advocate, our family law attorneys will always keep the best interests of your children in mind. Whether you need assistance when creating and negotiating a custody plan or legal representation before a judge in a contested situation, we are completely prepared to help you obtain a satisfactory outcome that is beneficial and agreeable for everyone involved.

If you are in the Jonesboro area, contact our firm to schedule a consultation for the well-informed advice and quality legal counsel that you need and deserve during this time!