Child Custody Attorney
A child’s residential schedule and other parental custody issues are addressed in a document a Parenting Plan. A parenting plan is actually a court order that identifies the primary residence of the child, the primary caregiver, and the time that the other parent can spend with the child. A parenting plan is determined in or out of court with guidance from child custody attorneys, and when contested is usually the most important issue for parties in a divorce, modification, or non-parental custody case. Establishing a parenting plan is one of the requirements or outcome of the divorce process. Often times, the temporary order obtained at the beginning of the court case or the arrangments the parties have been following in many cases becomes the basis for the final parenting plan. It is essential that your rights and the best interests of the child are protected from the start.
We have helped clients resolve child custody, visitation, residential schedules and parenting plan issues, advocating for our clients and their children’s best interests. We have represented hundreds of clients in divorces and other family law actions involving both contested and agreed child custody and parenting plan cases.
We can can address all your child custody and parenting plan problems, such as:
- Child custody
- Visitation and parenting plans
- Parental relocations
- Modifications in custody and visitation
- Paternity as it affects visitation rights
Some cases can involve sexual abuse allegations, domestic violence, or drug or alcohol abuse and limitations on the parent/child relationship are being sought. These limitations can include no contact, limited contact, or supervised contact between parent and child. These high conflict cases can be complex, and it is critical that you consult with an attorney that can guide you through these issues and manage your case appropriately from the very beginning.
If you are thinking about filing a divorce, parenting plan modification, non-parental custody action, paternity case, or other family law action involving child custody, contact us for a consultation.