Sole Custody – This is when one parent is awarded full legal and physical custody. The other parent may have visitation rights but won’t have any custody rights.
Joint Custody – This is when each parent is awarded custody, so the parents must split the rights and responsibilities that go along with having child custody. This will include making decisions together and working together to implement schedules for physical custody.
Some couples opt to seek joint custody, where the child or children spend significant periods of time with both parents. Whatever the case may be, the very best outcome can be achieved when you are fully informed of your options and have an experienced Glen Burnie family law attorney representing your best interests.
There are a variety of factors a court takes into considering when making judgments regarding child custody matters. The ultimate goal is the best interest of the child. Some factors include:
For more information regarding how the courts decide child custody cases, contact our firm today!
When custody is being determined, there are several issues that are taken into consideration like the parent's financial situations, the emotional and psychological condition of each parent, the child's preference (if they are old enough to speak for themselves) and if there is any history of domestic violence or abuse on either parent's part.
If you or someone you care about needs help with a child custody matter, or any type of divorce or family issues, I am prepared to provide the highest level of representation. I will defend and protect your legal rights and best interests to help you achieve the most favorable result in your case. Unlike larger firms, I can provide personal attention to my clients. You will not be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Divorce and separation can be a complex and difficult time, which makes it of utmost importance to get the help you need and deserve to make it as smooth and streamlined as possible.
Contact a Glen Burnie Child Custody Attorney now for solid legal advice and aggressive representation.