The process of a divorce is seldom easy. There are plenty of considerations and decisions to be made including property division and possibly spousal support or alimony. And if there are children involved, the discussions and decision-making process can be especially difficult and trying for all parties involved.
If a divorcing couple is unable to come up with mutually agreeable decisions regarding issues regarding their children such as child support and child custody, it is up to the courts to decide. The courts will look at many factors, including the children’s living situation, the relationship they have with each parent, and depending on the children’s age, may even ask the children for their own opinion regarding the relationship between their parents. Courts primary objective is to make certain that the best interests of the children are met.
For nearly 50 years, the law offices of Alan E. DeWoskin, P.C., has been serving the Missouri and southern Illinois area in a variety of law practices including personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability including both the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, military law including courts-martial and military divorces, and family law including areas of divorce such as property division, child support, child custody, spousal support or alimony and paternity. Our firm has been honored with the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Our office is conveniently located in St. Louis, Missouri.
When dealing with a divorce, tensions can run high and it is not uncommon for someone to make an irrational or ill-advised decision based on emotion and not necessarily their best interest. It is often wise to let the legal professionals guide a person during these trying times to assure that every effort is made to assure that their best wishes are met.