When a custody case has been filed, the attorney will have an in-depth talk with the client about winning custody. Sometimes clients have an unrealistic expectation about what might happen. Sometimes they don’t really know what can happen in a custody case. The attorney would want to really listen to the story of their family, their lives, who’s been taking care of the kids, how involved both parents are. A lot of times in today’s day and age both parents are very involved. That’s when it’s really a close case for custody and what kind of parenting plan there’s going to be. Clients must know what the realistic expectations are and what kind of strategies they may have to try to maximize their chances in a custody case.
Laura Schantz is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in Beaverton, Oregon. To learn more about Laura Schantz and her firm, Schantz Law P.C., visit www.oregondivorceattorney.com.