Court proceedings are often confusing to participants. Family law cases involve very specific factual situations that often bring with them very strong feelings. For those involved, it can be difficult to separate the emotional from the legal and they may wind up being frustrated or disappointed in the outcome.
Custody determinations are among the most difficult. Deciding how much time a child will spend with a parent is an intensely personal and emotional decision, yet judges must make these choices when the couple cannot compromise and submit an agreed parenting plan.