Child custody is at the heart of many ferocious divorce cases. To most, the right to have legal involvement in their child’s upbringing is the most important part of a divorce settlement. Settling child custody disputes can take months of complex legal proceedings, but good parents often end up with joint child custody, though ultimately the courts will do what is best for the child. Sometimes winning custody isn’t enough, however, and unexpected circumstances can prevent parents from having the relationships with their children that they deserve.
Child custody disputes sometimes occur in a very emotionally fragile environment, with tension running high. In the majority of cases, conservatorship battles are resolved in a relatively mature and fair way, but there are sometimes cases that tragically tear families apart.