Child custody involves more than a schedule of when you have your child with you. It includes the right to determine your child’s primary residence, the right to attend school functions, the right to receive (or obligation to pay) child support, the right to make medical decisions, and many other significant parental rights and duties that, unless modified, remain in place until your children leave home.
Child custody can be the most contentious aspect of a divorce. Every parent wants the best for their children, but parents often disagree on what “the best” really is. When there’s disagreement about what is in the children’s best interest, it can be difficult to find middle ground and resolution. Having the right child custody attorney is critical because the court-ordered rights and duties remain long after the custody battle itself.