There may be no more important issue we deal with at Smith Ammons Howle than child custody. Determining which parent is the most fit to be the custodian of a child requires consideration of numerous factors including: the child’s preference, the needs of the child, any history of domestic violence, the wishes of the parents, and the ability of each parent to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent. Each of these factors is considered in determining what is in the best interests of the minor child. Our attorneys are experienced in presenting evidence to support our clients’ positions as being in the best interests of their children.
ADOPTION/TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
There are not many things more rewarding or satisfying than assisting with the adoption of child. At Smith Ammons Howle, we are thrilled when biological parents and children are able to remain together as an intact family. Unfortunately, not every biological parent is fit for parenting, and in such instances, it is not in the best interests of the child to maintain that parent/child relationship. Adoption is often the best solution in cases where the biological parents are unfit. Smith Ammons Howle attorneys can help you through the tedious, but rewarding, process of adoption.