If you are seeking custody of your child(ren) then the court will look at a number of factors to determine what is in the best interest of the child. Some of these factors will include: where the child is currently living, is the home appropriate and safe; where is the child in school; what is the child's attendance record; how are the child's grades; can the parent support the child; the criminal background of the parent seeking custody; etc. If you are seeking custody of your child and believe you are the best fit parent, we can help.
If your ex spouse was given custody in the original Decree of Divorce, and you want to modify the Court's Order to try and obtain custody of your child(ren), the Court will look at some of the same factors. More importantly, they will ask if there has been a "material change in circumstances" to change the custody arrangement. If so, we can help you to try and obtain a modification in custody. A "material change in circumstances" are things such as: the custodial parent looses their job; the non-custodial parent received a raise; the custodial parents home is no longer suitable; the custodial parent is not ensuring the child is in school on a daily basis; etc. Give Blake Scoggins, LLC a call today in order to modify your previous Court's Orders.