When you are faced with a divorce as a mother, you may be scared that you will lose contact with your children. It can be frightening to think that you may have to share custody with your ex partner or that there is a chance that he will take the children away from you. It is our mission to ensure that this does not happen to you and that your rights as a mother are always protected and that the best interests of your children are always put first.
Children need their mothers. No one knows or understands your child better than you do and most people cannot describe the bond between mother and child. This is something that is cherished in our society. However, if you are faced with a pending divorce, then you may feel like you have to give up your children in order to separate from their father. This is not the case – just because you are divorcing the child’s father does not mean you are divorcing your child. It is important that you and your child understand this.
Our team at Heimerl & Lammers is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of mothers. We can help you with all aspects of family law and divorce so that you are able to keep your children close and still provide for them. We offer assistance and guidance with:
It is important to understand that even if you are not the main financial provider in the family, you will not be penalized by losing your child. The father, if he is the higher income earner, has a legal responsibility to help with the financial costs of raising children. You don’t have to return to working three jobs just to keep your kids – there are ways to maintain your lifestyle and raise your children without having to sacrifice after divorce.
Another important thing to remember is that the courts will always put the best interest of the child first. If you are staying home with your children, then they will most likely not want to disturb this routine. Divorce is hard on everyone, including your kids and thus it is critical that they are taken care of.
There are several factors that are considered when looking into the best interest of the child and often sharing custody or allowing parenting time is going to be best. After all, a child needs his mother but he also needs his father. This is something that may be hard to face when you are dealing with a bitter divorce.
If you feel like your rights as a mother are being threatened, if you have received any threat about your ability to take care of your child or if concerned about child custody in the event of a divorce, then contact our team at Heimerl & Lammers. We are experienced and dedicated Minnesota family law attorneys that are committed to pursuing the objectives of our clients in these matters. We know how to address these issues in court, how to present your case and protect your rights as a mother in a divorce.
Contact a Minnesota mothers’ rights lawyer from our firm for immediate assistance in safeguarding your rights as a mother.