Custody proceedings are always stressful for all parties involved - the child or children, the parents, and often, the grandparents. The touchstone for a custody proceeding, no matter whether the petitioning parties are the parents or grandparents, is the best interest and well-being of the children.
Barbara C. Litten has represented many parents seeking court-ordered custody rights for children in cases where the parties have come to an agreement for time with their child or children, but need a formal order of court. She has also represented a parent when there are disagreements about the custody arrangement, and she has represented grandparents who are seeking custody of a grandchild because there are concerns about the parents’ ability protect the safety and wellbeing of the child.
As your attorney, Barbara C. Litten will work to make sure that your custody rights with respect to your children will be protected. If you are a grandparent who has provided for the nurture and support of your grandchildren because the parents have not done this, you may have the right to petition the Court for custody of the children. As your attorney, Barbara C. Litten will work diligently to structure a custody arrangement that awards custody of the children to the grandparents, but allows for liberal contact with the parents with a view toward returning custody to the parents at an appropriate time. If you are a parent seeking to obtain court-ordered custody for your children, Barbara C. Litten will work with you to secure a custody arrangement that maximizes your time with the children while protecting the best interest of the children.
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