We understand that child custody issues can be stressful and emotional, and we are here to help you navigate through this difficult time.
Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of family law and are dedicated to ensuring that the best interests of the child are always prioritized. We offer a range of child custody services to meet the needs of our clients.
Our child custody services include:
- Custody and Visitation Agreements: We can help you negotiate and draft a custody and visitation agreement that is fair and in the best interests of your child. We understand that every family is unique, and we will work with you to create a customized agreement that meets your specific needs.
- Mediation: Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that can help you and your ex-partner come to an agreement outside of court. Our experienced mediators will guide you through the process and help you reach a resolution that is best for your family.
- Litigation: If mediation is not successful, we are prepared to litigate your case in court. Our attorneys have extensive experience in family law litigation and will vigorously advocate for your rights and your child's best interests.
- Modification and Enforcement: If your circumstances change, we can help you modify your custody and visitation agreement. We can also help you enforce your agreement if the other party is not complying with its terms.
Child custody and placement issues can be complex, and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of legal representation. Our attorneys will work closely with you throughout the process to ensure that your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed.
If you need assistance with a child custody matter, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you and your family through this difficult time.
Child Custody and Placement FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers for families who may be facing child custody and placement issues:
Q: What factors are considered when determining child custody?
A: There are several factors that the court will consider when determining child custody and placement, including but not limited to the best interests of the child, including the child's physical and emotional health, safety, and welfare, as well as the child's relationship with each parent and other important individuals in the child's life. Among other factors, the court may also consider the parents' ability to provide for the child's basic needs, such as food, shelter, and education.
Q: What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody or placement?
A: Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions for the child, such as those related to education, medical care, and religion. Physical custody (also known as placement) refers to the actual physical care and supervision of the child.
Q: Can a child custody agreement be modified?
A: Yes, a custody agreement can be modified if there has been a significant change in circumstances that warrants a modification. For example, if one parent has moved to a different state, or if one parent's work schedule has changed significantly, a modification may be necessary.
Q: What happens if one parent violates a child custody agreement?
A: If one parent violates a custody agreement, the other parent can seek enforcement of the agreement through the court. The court may order the non-compliant parent to comply with the terms of the agreement or may modify the agreement if necessary.
Q: What if the parents cannot agree on a child custody arrangement?
A: If the parents cannot reach an agreement on their own, they may need to seek the assistance of a mediator or go to court to have a judge make a custody determination.
Q: Can grandparents or other family members seek custody of a child?
A: In some cases, grandparents or other family members may seek custody of a child. However, the court will still prioritize the best interests of the child and will consider the child's relationship with the parent(s) when making a custody determination.
If you have additional questions or need assistance with a child custody matter, please contact us to schedule a consultation.