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Child custody and a demanding job

On Behalf of | Sep 20, 2019 | Child Custody And Visitation |

There are many hurdles that parents may have to struggle through, especially if their marriage is coming to an end and custody issues have arisen. When it comes to child custody, all sorts of issues will need to be taken into consideration. In this post, we will examine some of the different ways in which someone’s job can affect them from a custody standpoint.

From physicians to commercial airline pilots, some people have jobs that are always demanding. On the other hand, some people may have jobs that become demanding during a certain time of the year (such as right before the holidays) or they may have to deal with temporary job-related challenges (a difficult project, etc.). Either way, these commitments can get in the way of one’s ability to work through the custody process and it is imperative for parents to prevent their job from getting in the way of their relationship with their children.

Not only can a demanding job divert a parent’s attention from the custody process and court, but it may even come into play with regard to determining how custody should be awarded. For example, a custody arrangement may need to be reworked as a result of job commitments. On the other hand, if your child’s other parent is facing serious financial hurdles because they have lost their job, this could affect you with respect to custody as well as other family law matters involving your kids (such as child support).

If you have a demanding job, we understand how tough it can be to handle legal matters involving kids. However, they should be a top priority and it is imperative for you to protect their interests.

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