When I first brought my complicated, long and drawn out case to Sam Stoorman and Nicole Hanson’s table, I expected them to do what most had, shake their heads and turn me away. I had attempted to file on my own after needing a restraining order and a restriction of parenting. I quickly discovered that I needed help after several failed attempts of removing my children from clearly hostile and dangerous environment with their father. After meeting with Mr. Stoorman and Ms. Hanson, I turned over my stacks of papers and accumulated court documents and knew that I finally had found a good one (I had several bad lawyer’s to this point). They were able to suggest ideas such as the use of a Child Family Investigator to help our case. They also helped me to obtain info that I did not have access to and just didn’t know how to get my hands on due to all the red tape and legal issues. Nicole has also been great about any follow-up questions since court. They were highly professional and were able to make the process quick to help me remove my children before anything really bad happened to them. I now have full custody and decision making of the children and they are both doing well and adjusting to a more laid back lifestyle with their step dad and myself where we are able to provide stability and amazing opportunities such as travel, sports and most important, college!
When determining child custody and visitation matters (parental responsibilities), either during or after a divorce or for unmarried parents, the courts will decide decision-making and parenting time issues based on the best interests of the child. What is in a child’s best interest may not be easily determined. There are many factors the court will consider. The court may choose to order joint or sole decision-making. The use of experts (often times mental health professionals) may be employed to assist the court in determining the best interests of the children. In these situations, an experienced lawyer can explain the process and guide you through to a favorable outcome.
At Stoorman, Hanson & van der Valk, P.C., we provide personalized representation to clients for child custody and visitation matters. We understand that every family is unique, so we will take the time to understand your situation and explain your custody and visitation options. We can also consult with child psychologists, developmental experts and educational specialists as needed in order to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
We can also help you in child relocation cases. We have handled many of these cases to a successful conclusion and are confident we can help you as well. We have also handled a number of national and international child abduction cases. If you have been the victim of such a horrible event, please call an experienced attorney immediately.
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