Terminating your marriage does not end the joys and responsibilities of raising your children. Changing family dynamics requires special care and planning regarding the parenting of children.
Legal custody of children refers to parental decision making with regard to nurturing, discipline and guidance as the child grows. Physical custody deals with the child’s residence. Both legal and physical custody can be joint or allocated to one parent or the other.
Visitation refers to the access each parent has to the child. Parenting access plans can vary widely from the very restrictive (certain days, times, places) to the very liberal (open and reasonable). Such access can also be shared on an equal or nearly equal time basis.
Both child custody and parenting plans can be modified as the needs of the child or parents change over the years up until the child reaches 18 years of age. The standard in all such modification is in the best interest of the child.
This can be done as a stand-alone service, or in conjunction with other services, such as child support or alimony.
Call today for a discreet appointment to discuss the various options concerning child custody and visitation.