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Settling child custody matters can be emotional for parents

Settling child custody matters can be one of the most difficult parts of a divorce. That's because parents only want what is best for their children. However, two parents may have different ideas about what is in their child's best interests.

Albuquerque residents may have heard about the tumultuous divorce between football great Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar. Child custody issues have been a major part of the couple's divorce.

The couple is back in court. This time they are trying to determine where their three children will live. Ultimately, 12 jurors will grant one of them the power to decide which home will be the children's permanent residence.

Both parents say they want what is best for their children. Although it can be hard, parents going through a divorce should try to focus on their children's best interests. After all, a divorce doesn't just affect adult parents. A divorce can also have a profound effect on a child's life.

Even after child custody matters have been settled, modifications may need to be made in the future. As parents' lives change and as children grow it may be obvious that changes need to be made to time-sharing agreements.

Going through a divorce is never easy. It can be even more challenging for people with children. Because child custody matters can be complex and difficult to resolve, parents going through a divorce would be wise to reach out to an experienced attorney for help. An attorney can help people resolve their differences and find solutions that benefit both parents and children.

Source: NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, "Deion and Pilar Sanders Back in Court in Custody Battle," Kendra Lyn, March 5, 2013

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