Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult decisions in life. It doesn’t just affect the parents it affects the children too. There is a lot at stake, but it is important to know the type of child custody that is in play. Physical custody can be granted to one or both parents. Whether it is sole custody or joint custody there are still legal complexities that must be worked through in order to understand what your rights are as the custodian.
The professionals at Ball Morse Lowe will help you understand what is happening and work through the legal paperwork. The experienced family law attorneys will work toward the child’s best interests. Their well-being should be considered during any custody situation. Emotional turmoil can be problematic because it can have a longer-lasting effect on the child. It does not have to be that way. We represent clients in a custody battle.
Even in the midst of a painful divorce, there are considerations that can be made whether through sole or joint physical custody.
With sole physical custody, the child resides physically with one of the parents. Normally under sole custody, the everyday care of your child is in play. Visitation time with the child for the other parent may be allowed depending on the case outcome and other arrangements. Even under a sole physical custody scenario, there are still rights that you must understand so you do not fall into any unnecessary legal issues.
Some reasons that sole custody arrangements are made include:
There are other reasons to establish sole physical custody. At Ball Morse Lowe, they will help you work toward the best resolution for you and your child.
With joint custody, the child spends time living with both parents. Oftentimes, arrangements are made ahead of time to establish a schedule that works for both parties. There are equal responsibilities for the physical care of the child.
Joint physical custody can be established for the following reasons:
As with sole custody, there must be a legal understanding of what rights all parties have. Going through a divorce can be a messy situation but providing a safety net for your child amid a divorce is beneficial to both parties.
Call or contact Ball Morse Lowe for a consultation on physical custody at (214) 272-0964.
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