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How important is temporary custody?

Often, as soon as two people decide they are getting a divorce, the heated arguments begin. Although some of them are over property, money and child support, few issues seem to carry the same emotion as child custody. Depending on the situation, custody that is not agreed upon, can be ordered during the divorce proceedings on a temporary basis. Although the word temporary, may mislead people into putting little importance on the order, it can have quite an impact on the outcome.

Even during divorce proceedings, the family court wants what is best for the child. That being said, temporary orders are usually put in place to give some stability to the child's life during the rough process of divorce. This doesn't always mean halftime with one parent, and halftime with the other.

Initially, family courts look at what is best for the child, but beyond that, they will take into account changes that may negatively impact the child's life during the proceedings. For example, if one parent travels for work and is likely to not be home in the evenings, the family court will take that into account when awarding temporary custody. Even if the parent plans to make changes to their schedule to better meet the child's needs, if it is not the norm, or in effect at the time of the temporary order hearing, it may not be considered.

The main thing to keep in mind is that family court is reluctant to make changes to a child's environment without reason. Their goal is to keep life as stable as possible for the child. With the help of a family law attorney, you can fight for equal custody of your child during temporary orders, or for the modification to custody for permanent orders. The real key to maintaining partial custody is to be as proactive as possible, and finding a family law attorney you trust is the first step.

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