Making Decisions Regarding Child Custody

Custody arrangements refer to which parent is allowed to make definitive decisions about the upbringing of a child. These decisions include:

  • Education and extra-curricular activities
  • Healthcare
  • Religious upbringing
  • City of residence

At Wise Scheible Barkauskas, our family law lawyers leverage our more than 75 years of combined legal experience into solutions that protect your needs, and the best interests of your child. Based in Calgary, Alberta, we provide legal assistance and support to clients and help them identify the best custody arrangement for their family.

Sole Custody Or Joint Custody

Many clients initially feel they want sole custody. But once they understand what that entails, some clients then decide what they really want is joint custody. Our goal is to help you identify which custodial plan suits your family situation, and pursue the means for you to obtain it.

We understand that parenting issues are sensitive and emotional in a legal setting - you may feel you are losing your rights as a parent if negotiations break down. We protect your rights, and develop different approaches that helps place you in a better position to pursue your desired outcome.

Living Arrangements

Regardless of the living arrangements for the children, many parenting decisions may have to be run by the other parent.

At our firm, our lawyers are experienced in helping clients understand what different outcomes will mean for their children, and their roles as parents. For example, during a week when the child is residing with one parent, if he or she asks to go on a vacation with a friend from school, the other parent may have to be consulted.

Find Out How We Can Help

Our lawyers have extensive experience helping families arrive at solutions that work for them. Call our firm at 587-331-7550 or send us an email using our online form.