Sole custody matters are a matter of sensitivity. When children are involved in any custody situations complexities abound, making it more difficult to discover what next steps are. Sole custody is custody awarded to one parent. Under this legal arrangement, a parent that has sole custody has exclusive rights to the child.
No two custody hearings are ever the same. There are legal complexities that can be beneficial to understanding what the blueprint is moving forward. Legal custody battles can be overwhelming but the dedicated family law attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe can help guide you through the process.
Both situations of sole legal custody and sole physical custody exist. Between the two there are legal distinctions that are established by law. Regarding that, understanding the rights involved is crucial. In some cases, you can have joint legal custody but sole physical custody. Under this arrangement you must know what laws you are dealing with and how to work within them.
For a sole legal custody, only one parent makes the major life decisions regarding the child’s well-being and welfare. Normally under sole legal custody, the other spouse cannot make decisions on behalf of the child.
For a sole physical custody, the child resides with one parent. Visitation under sole physical custody can be afforded to the other parent, unless the court determines it is unsafe. Child support, then, may become an issue.
As with any custody proceeding, understanding the laws and language are essential. This provides a healthy path moving forward on how to proceed and start planning. Custody hearings are taken seriously in Oklahoma. The laws that revolve around custody help serve the child and protects them during a difficult time.
As one parent takes the full responsibility to make decisions for the child it is important to know your rights and the rights of the child. The legal complexities involved with a sole custody filing requires creative solutions to challenging situations.
We represent fathers and mothers in child custody cases and advocate for what is in the child’s best interests. Children are often the ones caught in the middle so working toward an acceptable road map plays out the best situation for everyone involved.
Divorces of any type can be frustrating and often difficult to comprehend. They create turmoil and frustration, but the children suffer alongside. At Ball Morse Lowe, we are dedicated to creating solutions and helping you understand what’s at stake and work toward setting new goals.
If you are thinking about filing for sole custody or have questions about it contact the experienced Oklahoma City family law attorneys or Ball Morse Lowe today at 405-701-5355. We are here to help with your custody issues today.
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