Child Custody Law

Child Custody

What is Child Custody Law?

After a divorce or separation, a couple will need to deal with child custody decisions if they have children together. Child custody refers to the rights and responsibilities that a parent carries toward the child. This includes both the physical custody of the child (with whom the child will live) and the obligations over the child's wellbeing (decisions regarding his or her health, education, authority, etc.).

The separating spouses may make child custody arrangements in a private agreement, or they may have to have any issues or disagreements settled by a court. Child custody disputes can be very stressful for both parents and the child involved. Regardless, the best interests of the child should always be put first when determining child custody arrangements.

Child Custody Lawyers

Family law lawyers can help with all issues of child custody, including initial arrangements, negotiating agreements, and solving disputes in court. A child custody attorney with experience in child custody law will do their best to make child custody decisions easy for the parents, while ensuring that the child's best interests are always protected. If you are having child custody disputes with your spouse, an attorney will help determine the best course of action for you and will help to defend your rights as a parent.

If child custody must be formally established due to a divorce, the child custody (Legal and Physical) arrangement typically are part of the overall divorce case. If child custody must be amended due to changes in circumstances after the divorce, a family law lawyer can petition the court to change the arrangement to reflect the new events.

Lawyer Referral Service

If you are going through a divorce and need help resolving child custody issues, or if you are involved in a child custody dispute with an ex-spouse, a family law lawyer can help you. Contact Attorney Search Network to be matched with a child custody lawyer in your area that will help protect your and your child's rights.

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