When you a couple chooses to separate or divorce, many questions arise about the custody of a child. When an agreement cannot be reached and both parties bring the issue to court, the courts will rule in favor of the parent to whom the court believes would best care for the child.
Legal custody is a special type of custody that involves all important decisions regarding a child’s wellbeing. For example, while one parent may have full physical of the child—meaning that the child lives with that parent all the time—both parents may have legal custody over the child. This means that they would get an equal say when making important decisions for the child, such as education, religion, health issues, and more.
Did you know?
Unlike legal custody, a court will take many more factors into consideration when making decisions about primary physical custody of a child.
One of these factors is which parent is more likely to permit frequent and continuing visitation (also known as parenting time) with the other noncustodial parent. We work with you to create a parenting plan that will permit both the parents and the children to become accustomed to the parents' divorce or separation.