Child custody and legal guardianship are terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the child to make decisions and the parents ‘duty to care for the child.
Family law proceedings which involve issues of residence and contact often generate the most acrimonious disputes. Many divorces are settled by using a trained and certified mediator. For those that engage in litigation, there seems to be few limits and costs can quickly escalate beyond the parties’ ability to pay.
Custody battles are not in the child’s best interest and are often used by an angry parent in order to control his or her former partner. Above all else child custody depends on what is in the best interest of the child.
Felton & Felton Attorneys works with many child custody cases in Twin Falls, ID and the surrounding areas and would be glad to offer a free consultation if you need help.