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The need for some changes in the child custody system

Family law cases in Arkansas can be quite tiring and difficult for those involved. When legal hassles intervene with family matters, it can turn into a bitter issue. When legal battles involve children, it can turn out to be a major cause of concern. Children need both parents during their formative years. It is very important for a healthy growing child to have cordial parents. A family law legal professional may be able to help Arkansas residents work through their child custody issues.

In most divorce cases, child custody is usually awarded to the mother. Recently, lawmakers in Arkansas favored bestowing equal child custody. It is important for both parents to be involved in the upbringing of the child, since children need both the parent’s support and love.

If both parents are amicable and there are no domestic violence issues to be concerned with, joint custody between the mother and father works best for most parents. However, there are cases where one partner is not capable of taking care of the children, or that the parent might be facing financial, physical or mental issues and therefore shouldn’t take care of the child. In instances like this, involvement from the family court may become necessary.

A committed and trained attorney may help resolve family issues and may help provide a fair judgment. Since all family situations can be different, they should always be handled maturely and with as much care and attention to detail as possible. When children are involved in legal situations, it is best to consult with an attorney who can assist in making decisions that are desirable for the parents, but based what is in the child’s best interest.

Source:, “Push To Change Custody Laws: What’s Best For Kids?” Jennifer Ludden, Feb. 26, 2014

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