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Navigating Child Custody Battles: Your Guide to Family Law Solutions

Nick L. Nielson Dec. 21, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that parents have a fundamental right to direct the care, custody and control of their children.  Every parent deserves the opportunity to build and maintain a meaningful relationship with his/her child. At Nielson Law Office, PLLC, we are dedicated to protecting your parental rights and ensuring that your voice is heard in court.

Are you facing the complexities of child custody disputes and seeking professional guidance to ensure the best outcome for your family? The uncertainty of the legal process and the final outcome can be distressing. We know that you often worry about the possibility of losing custody or not being able to spend enough time with your children.  Navigating the legal system and understanding your rights and responsibilities can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a legal background.

You don't have to face it alone.

Our child custody law practice is here to provide comprehensive legal support tailored to your unique situation. At Nielson Law Office, PLLC, we understand the emotional and legal challenges associated with child custody cases.   We understand the emotional challenges you have and can empathize with your situation.  We are dedicated to helping you navigate this sensitive journey with compassion and expertise.

Developing a sound legal strategy is crucial in child custody disputes.  We can analyze the specific details of your case, identify strengths and weaknesses, and formulate a strategy that aligns with your goals. 

Child custody disputes involve a significant amount of paperwork.  We can prepare and file all necessary legal documents, ensuring that all paperwork is completed accurately and on time. Litigation of custody disputes requires the constant monitoring of deadlines in your case.  We have a superb calendaring platform to monitor the deadlines for you.                                   

In the legal setting of child custody, nuances play a crucial role in determining the best interests of the child. Having practiced law in State of Idaho for 35 years, Nick Nielson is familiar with the customs and practices of the judges in Southeast Idaho who preside over family law cases.   His expertise in applying Idaho child custody laws to the specific facts of your situation ensure that your case is handled with the care and precision you deserve.

The key factors that Idaho courts consider when determining custody arrangements include the following: 

(a)  The wishes of the child’s parent or parents as to his or her custody;

(b)  The wishes of the child as to his or her custodian;

(c)  The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his or her parent or parents, and his or her siblings;

(d)  The child’s adjustment to his or her home, school, and community;

(e)  The character and circumstances of all individuals involved;

(f)  The need to promote continuity and stability in the life of the child; and

(g) Domestic violence

From parental involvement to the child's preferences, we guide you through the details that can impact the court's decision-making process. 

We also take pride in working with opposing attorneys in the area to negotiate and reach a mutually agreeable solution to otherwise unmanageable issues.  Nick Nielson is a skilled negotiator who will help you towards a fair and favorable settlement.

We focus on your children and your family to craft parenting plan that prioritizes the well-being of your child(ren).  We work closely with you to develop a comprehensive parenting plan that addresses visitation schedules, holidays, and other important aspects to provide stability for your child.

Judges in the area are focusing more and more on the use of mediators to help resolve custody battles.   Mediation is an effective alternative to lengthy court battles. Nick Nielson is trained in mediation, has served as mediator and has been involved with mediations throughout his practice. His goal is to facilitate communication between parties and work toward a cooperative environment that can lead to a mutually beneficial agreement.  Our office strives to reduce your stress and work toward amicable solutions to difficult issues. 

Life is dynamic, and circumstances may change.  We can also assist you in modifying custody orders to adapt to significant changes in your family life.  Additionally, if your custody arrangement has been established but is not being adhered to by the other party, we can assist in enforcing court orders and ensuring compliance. We strive to make sure that your child(ren)’s best interests are always the top priority.

At Nielson Law Office PLLC, we are committed to providing the legal expertise you need to guide you through the complexities of child custody cases. We advocate for the best interests of your child(ren) while supporting you every step of the way. We will be happy to visit with you. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you navigate the path to a resolution that puts your child's well-being first.