Child Custody Attorney

When children are involved in a divorce, a messy process can become even messier. When you work with a custody lawyer, we will fight to protect your rights as a parent.

We will be an aggressive negotiator for you, both in and out of court, to help you get as much time with your children as possible. In order to best understand your custody options, it’s particularly important that you understand the differences between legal custody and physical custody.

Legal custody gives you the legal authority to make major decisions on your children’s behalf. This includes such things as what school they will attend, their religious upbringing, and non-emergency medical decisions. On the other hand, physical custody refers to where the children will live the majority of the time. This can also be referred to as residential custody.

We are dedicated to helping you determine what custody arrangements will best suit your situation and benefit your children. As we work you through your case, we can help you determine which of the following custody options may work best for you:

  • Sole legal custody—One parent has the authority to make major decisions for the children.
  • Joint legal custody—Both parents have legal authority to make major decisions for the children, and one must consult with the other before these major decisions are made.
  • Sole physical custody—The children reside at one residence, while the noncustodial parent may have visitation rights.
  • Bird’s nest custody—The children live at one central location, and the parents rotate in and out of the home on a predetermined schedule.

It is important to note that while one parent may have sole physical custody, parents may share joint legal custody. Schedule a consultation with us today. We can help you to further understand your rights and determine which combination of custody arrangements would best suit your situation.

If you do not have custody of your children, determining your visitation rights is a separate battle altogether. Our attorneys can help you reach a settlement so that you can continue to be a part of your children’s lives. Your visitation options may include the following:

  • Supervised visitation—Visits with your children will be supervised by a noncustodial third party. This may be another family member or friend chosen by you and your spouse or a social worker appointed by the court, depending on the situation.
  • Unsupervised visitation—You will be permitted to take your children to your own home or on outings during your scheduled visitation. Other limitations may be put in place depending on the situation.
  • Virtual visitation—You will be permitted to visit with your children via the Internet, such as with video chatting, instant messaging, and email correspondence.

Whether you are looking for a Child Custody Attorney or Spousal Support Resolution, our team of Attorneys will help you defend your interests. Contact us to get a free consultation!