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Child custody forms can usually be obtained at your local county clerk's office if you are unrepresented by an attorney. Because the law can often be complex, consider carefully your option to be represented by a good, reputable child custody attorney.
If you feel that your rights have been violated, whether you're the custodial parent or non-custodial parent, be sure to first take into account what the judge or court will look at primarily, which is the “best interest” of the child or children. Your concerns may be viable and valid, yet without representation in court, they will not be sufficiently considered.
It may be worth the effort and money to hire an attorney to represent you in the matter. Your local bar association can refer you to a lawyer specializing in family law and child custody matters. There are also websites you can visit which can assist and direct or match you to a good child custody attorney in your area. Most offer free, fast and confidential services in providing names of qualified and reputable counsel.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|