Paramount considerations for parents who are undergoing a divorce are, What will happen to my children? What will happen to my relationship with my children?
In our Family Law Practice, maintaining the well-being of children involved in a divorce is of the utmost importance. That means we strive at all times to keep the children out of the middle of disputes between their parents. Therefore, if you are looking to make your children pawns in your divorce, we are not the firm for you. However, when necessary, we rely on our substantial experience advocating on our clients’ behalf in contested custody and parenting time cases where there are legitimate issues about a child's relationship with the other parent.
The law recognizes three different types of custodial arrangements:
- Joint Legal Custody (this is the standard under most circumstances)
- Joint Legal and Physical Custody
- Sole Custody
We will discuss with you the most realistic option given the facts and circumstances of your matter. Because there are also statutory factors the court must consider, we will review these with you as they apply to your circumstances. The guiding factor in any custody or parenting time matter, as well as our lawyers’ driving motivation, is the best interests of the children.
Parenting time arrangements also vary, from the parent who has the children on alternating weekends, to families that share true joint custody, with the children being with each parent an equal amount of time. Our experienced attorneys can help you choose the parenting time most appropriate for your situation.