When child custody is an issue, there are two types to consider: legal and physical. Legal custody describes which parent has the right and responsibility to make major decisions regarding the child’s welfare and upbringing. Physical custody concerns where and with which parent a child primarily resides, and is typically awarded subject to a parenting schedule that includes parenting time with the other parent. Shared physical custody allows a child to share time among both parents.
It is important for custody to reflect the needs of the child, as well as you. Whether parents are or were married, or never married, our team has extensive experience managing a multitude of situations where custody is being disputed. All custody determinations are made in the best interest of each individual child, and this involves an in depth look at a variety of factors, including consideration each child’s particular needs. Considerable attention to detail of your particular circumstances is absolutely imperative in problem-solving and where necessary, litigating, custody disputes.