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If I File for Divorce First do I get Custody?

Jun 26, 2018
If I File for Divorce First do I get Custody?

Are you ready to file for divorce and want to have physical and legal custody of the children? Staying in the home with your soon to be ex-spouse for the sake of the children may work for some families but not for all. Children can be affected by living in a negative atmosphere in which parents are often fighting. If one parent decides to move out of the home it can have consequences for who will ultimately be awarded child custody. How do you decide what to do when you want the best for your child? Working with Lesa Koski as an experienced Divorce Coach can provide you with assistance and support through the entire divorce and child custody process. Having a divorce coach is like having a mediator that works with only one party rather than both parties.

Temporary Custody Before Divorce

You may request a Temporary Child Custody Order that is agreed upon by both parties. Failure to reach a mutual parenting time agreement could result in both parents going to a court ordered parenting education class. Parents may choose to work with a professional mediator to work out parenting differences.

In order to keep continuity and stability in the child’s life, the court may grant a temporary custody arrangement that would remain in place until a more permanent parenting plan is spelled out in the divorce decree. Often, the final decree looks very similar to the temporary custody order. As you can see, it is very important that you and your spouse communicate and compromise from the beginning.

What If One Parent Wants to Move Out?

What happens when one parent decides to move out of the home? Can a parent move and take the child out of the home also? If you are thinking about moving out of the marital home it would be beneficial to consult with your divorce coach prior to making a move. Taking a child out of the home against the wishes of the other parent could cause legal problems or make your case for custody more difficult.

Experienced Divorce Coach

Having an experienced Divorce Coach like Lesa Koski on your side can help you to remain focused on the things that matter the most in your life. Lesa’s experience can be a great asset. She can help you to develop a child focused parenting plan that incorporates factors that a judge considers when deciding what is in the best interest of the child. Together, you can make informed decisions on topics such as sole or joint custody of the children, spousal support or dividing marital assets.

Contact Lesa Koski at (651) 214-5057 or [email protected]

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