When my divorce was finalized, I had a mix of emotions. I was happy that I was finally free from a loveless marriage, but I felt horrible for my two children. They had not spent a lot of time with their father since he was always too busy for family activities, yet his lawyer had insisted that the children spend a liberal amount of time with him. They would get anxious before the visits and withdrawn and sullen after coming home to me. I knew I had to do something. After looking at http://www.hechtfamilylaw.com, I knew that I needed to hire a new lawyer.
The lawyer I had for the divorce handled the financial aspects of the divorce perfectly, but got me to relent on the custody issues after telling me that my ex would fight me tooth and nail for his parental rights. After seeing how much it was hurting my children to spend weekends with him, I knew that I would move heaven and earth to get the custody arrangement changed. A good friend recommended the lawyer her sister had used for custody issues, and that is how I came to be on their site.
I wanted to make sure I was getting the best lawyer though, which meant one that was going to put my children first instead of my ex. It seemed like an open and shut case, but my ex delayed it and fought it every step of the way. In the end though, my new lawyer was able to show the emotional damage that was being inflicted upon the kids. I know they need to have their father in their life, and I hope he comes around and understands that too. Until he does though, I am going to protect them from the emotional abuse that they have had to experience already in their short lives.