Many factors go into divorce, especially when children are involved. It can be a complex process and even overwhelming at times. However, having all the facts upfront and understanding each step of this process can actually help. That being said, our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you information on a few KEY people to keep in mind anytime you are going through a divorce with children, in this week's blog. Every divorce is different and these people may not always be necessary, but either way, it can still help to keep them top of mind and at least be aware of their purpose.
Key People To Keep In Mind During a Divorce With Children
Who's Handling Your Legal Issues?
As a parent, you KNOW how busy life can be. Working full-time to support your child keeps you busy. If you stay at home to care for your young child while your co-parent works, that is a full-time job too. Either way, you likely have a BUSY life, and scheduling legal visits can be challenging and sometimes delay your case. Remember, Gibbons Law Firm is here to help.
Who, Outside Of You and Your Co-Parent, Is Looking Out For What's Best For Your Child?
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) - This is someone the court may appoint to gather information in regard to what is in the best interest of the child or children. This may require SEVERAL visits with the child. Any time you schedule a visit with a child, as a parent you likely know, that can be challenging to coordinate. They may have extra-curricular activities, visits with your ex, or other conflicts that may make scheduling the GAL visit tough and tiresome. However, in some cases, it has to be done.
Who's Looking Out For Your Child's Emotional Well-Being?
In some case cases, a counselor may be appointed to work with you (the parents) and the child. They may want to work with you on co-parenting with your ex and give you tips and guidelines on how to coordinate with your ex in the best interest of your child.
Did You Learn Something New Today?
Again, there is SO much that can go into a divorce with children. If you start to get overwhelmed, remember, when you hire an experienced Mid-MO divorce attorney, they can guide you and keep you focussed on the task at hand. Your emotions can get the best of you at times like this, so it's important that you have someone on your side that's helped many clients in the past get through their divorces in the most efficient way possible. If you have any questions about this process or would like to schedule a free consultation, please call Gibbons Law Firm today. We can be reached at the phone number listed below. You can also stay up to date on our latest announcements by following us on our social media channels listed below.