Divorce is difficult on all parties involved, but when children are involved it can be especially difficult. In the end, we all want to do what’s best for our children and sometimes that means taking legal action to get child custody.

In simple terms, custody is the right to make decisions for a child and the responsibility to care for them.

Do I need a child custody lawyer?

It’s hard to know when to involve a qualified child custody lawyer. Even uncontested legal custody can come with legal complications. The decision will often rest upon what’s better for the children involved and whether the parents can afford an attorney. Lack of financial resources is an all too common barrier to getting the legal help parents need, but it doesn’t need to be that way.

Child Custody Lawyers through LegalShield

Experienced in family law, LegalShield provider attorneys advise and guide members on cases of child custody and child support.

Child Custody & Child Support

Your LegalShield Provider Law Firm will provide advice and consultation on child custody and child support, including:

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts (Certain limitations apply. Please contact your provider attorney for details.)
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Annual Reviews and Updates to your Will

*More specific services and representation in court will be provided under the preferred member discount.

Lawyer POV


Matrimonial Attorney

We’re Always on your Side

“Legal custody battles are filled with emotion and tough decisions. It pays to have someone who knows what they’re talking about, but just as important, will fight for the best interests of you and your child.”

* The typical member will receive telephone consultation and legal advice, but the outcome and experience of any individual member will vary depending on the facts and applicable law. Member portrayal, based on actual member comments.

The information provided is specific to residents in the United States and is intended to be recommendations only and not meant as legal advice.

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“I will never forget how they helped me and my grandson – It was the happiest moment of my life.”

Sofia Reyes,
LegalShield Member

“I have one story that is years old, but I’ll never forget it. I was trying to get custody of my grandson from my daughter’s sister. They lied through their teeth about me and my daughter in order to get him. My Legalshield lawyer helped me – we went to court to get my little boy and we won. It was the happiest moment of my life. It takes a lot to get me to cry, but these were tears of joy. These lawyers are a godsend. I still call them at Christmas to thank them for my grandson.”