Child Custody and Support can be the most difficult part of a divorce case because it may be the most important part of a divorce case.  The law encourages parents to try to agree on the custody arrangements that make the most sense for the children and for the parents.  The law also cares less about fairness between the parents than it does about what is in the children’s best interests.  A battle between the parents over custody usually benefits no one except the lawyers and may, in fact, be harmful for the children.  If the parents are unable to agree, there are rules that help a court to decide how to divide up custody between two divorcing parents and there is a formula that tells a court how much child support is required.  Nonetheless, a sensitive and caring divorce lawyer may help you avoid the court making all the decisions about how you and your ex-spouse will care for what may be the most important part of your former marriage.