Parents are presented with two main issues with respect to custody. The first question is who will have primary care of the children. Often the parties will agree that the children should reside with one parent primarily. Other parents prefer to work out shared parenting plans with the children alternating their residence between the parents.
The second issue regarding custody is whether the arrangement will be called “sole” or “joint” custody. These terms refer to whether the primary caregiver parent may make major decisions regarding the lives of the children solely or jointly with the other parent.
If you have any concerns about the custody of your children, please contact one of our lawyers immediately, particularly if there have been any recent changes in the care arrangements for your children, or if there are any plans to change the custody or residence of your children. Inaction could be prejudicial to your case.
We aim to assist our clients in deciding their position on the issue of the primary residence of their children and whether custody should be joint or sole by working to understand each client’s unique situation. We provide to our clients a full explanation of their legal rights to custody of their children. Where custody is disputed, we discuss with our clients the many options they have for pursuing custody of their children, the costs associated with each course of action and the probability of our client’s success.