Child Custody is often one of the most difficult issues to resolve in a family law case. Our children are among the most important parts of our lives. Emotions can run high in terms of time spent with one parent over the other parent.
Barbara Runge works hard to meet your goals for your child custody arrangement. She provides caring, honest, personal service and she strives to maintain the highest standards of integrity.
Her firm works to resolve child custody disputes with the goal of preserving family relationships.
Since contentious adversarial litigation between parents can have negative psychological effects on children, Barbara encourages more cooperative forms of family dispute resolution.
Helping You Discover Alternative Ways to Resolve Child Custody Disputes
- Collaborative Divorce is designed to focus on the best interests of the child. The parents, their attorneys, a mental health professional and a financial professional work through the issues to reach an arrangement for child custody that works for both the parents and the child.
- Divorce Mediation involves communicating through a neutral mediator. The mediator works with the parents and their attorneys until they are able to reach a settlement of their child’s custody.
If these cooperative approaches don’t work, Barbara Runge will be firm in her resolve, fighting to achieve your goals in litigation and negotiations over child custody.
The Best Custody Arrangement for Children
Barbara believes that in most cases joint custody is the best choice for children. An emotionally healthy child needs two good parents in the child’s life. As products of the marriage, children truly want to be able to love both of their parents. Joint Custody gives both parents an equal role in their children’s lives. There are obviously exceptions to joint custody being in the best interest of the children and in those cases. Barbara works on behalf of her client to protect the well-being of the children