Child custody and Visitation are terms frequently associated with separation and divorce cases. Child custody cases can be contentious, especially in situations involving less-than friendly divorce or separation between parents. Either parent may be awarded custody, or it can be shared between them. A visitation schedule can also be arranged and usually, the court will approve the arrangement if the parents agree upon it prior to the hearing.
If the parents cannot come to an agreement on child custody and visitation, the judge will make a decision on their case. The court will always use the best interest of the child standard in consideration of custody cases, and will put the needs of the child ahead of those of his or her parents.
If you are seeking to create or modify an existing parenting plan, please contact our firm for assistance in creating a significant legal agreement that sets the groundwork for the future parental roles of your children.