Divorce can present a number of complicated and emotionally challenging issues —especially when the lives of young children hang in the balance. Not only will you and your former spouse need to settle matters pertaining to joint debts, spousal support, and property, but also decide primary custody and child access.
Just because a marriage is coming to an end does not mean you have to relinquish your rights as a parent. To discuss your particular child access matter, please feel free to give us a call at 403‑263‑6601. By working with a child access lawyer at Calgary law firm Wise Scheible Barkauskas, we can help ensure your rights and interests as a parent are protected.
What Sole Custody Means — from a Child Access Lawyer in Calgary
When a parent is awarded sole custody of a child (or children), the other biological parent typically retains access or “visitation” rights. But, the level of access you or your former partner may be granted can vary greatly depending on present living situation, as well as historical lifestyle considerations. At Wise Scheible Barkauskas, we have a child access lawyer in Calgary who can help you balance access and childcare issues to best represent your interests and those of your child (or children).
We understand childcare doesn’t end when a marriage comes to a close. During a divorce, your child's care remains the primary focus. Ideally, you and your partner will want to reach an amicable agreement regarding your child's care outside of court. If you need a little help resolving minor issues, then our mediation lawyer can guide you through negotiations.
On the other hand, if you can't reach an agreement, the court will order custody and access according to the child’s best interests. You (or your spouse) may receive full, limited, graduated, or no access based on your relationships with the children. If you disagree with the court's decision, a Calgary child access lawyer can help you make an appeal and present your case in a more favourable light.
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Because child access can quickly lead to drawn-out hearings and legal battles, you'll want a lawyer on your side to help you overcome any obstacles that come your way.