Protecting Your Parental Rights
Divorce is a serious matter that impacts the whole family. When spouses need to end their relationship, the children can easily become the victims.
Child custody can be one of the most emotional topics. Parents often cannot agree to terms that best suit the child involved. One parent may believe that since they have been the primary caretaker while the other works long hours, he or she is entitled to a custody arrangement that awards them with more nights with the child. This is not the case and parents can find themselves litigating the matter.
It is important to note that both parents generally have equal rights to child custody. If you need to address child custody, it is important to think of the children. The attorneys at The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC, are here to ensure that you understand your options and that your children’s rights are safeguarded. If the matter leads our clients to litigation, we will passionately and effectively represent their needs in court. If you need a dedicated attorney to protect your rights and your family, call us in Red Bank at 732-582-5061 or reach us online.
What Is Legal Custody?
Child custody can be a complex matter, and knowing the difference between custody arrangements is important. Legal custody refers to the right to make the day-to-day decisions for your children. Legal custody allows the parent to address such important issues as a child’s health, education, religion and general welfare.
- Joint Legal Custody: Both parties, including the parent with whom the children do not reside full time, have decision-making input.
- Sole Legal Custody: The parent of primary residence or with sole custody makes all of the decisions without input from the other parent.
Legal custody is the most important factor for our clients. If a parent was to lose legal custody, the parental relationship would be majorly impacted.
What Is Physical Custody?
Physical custody addresses where the child will spend more nights per week. In the best situation, parents can agree to a shared custody arrangement where a child spends equal time with each parent, but this is not always the case. When a couple goes to court, one of the parties will most likely be awarded physical custody, establishing them as the primary caretaker.
Contact An Attorney Who Can Help
Child custody is a topic that can be complex and emotional. For some, child custody can be too much to bear. When a parent must deal with the fact that they might not see their child every day, child custody can easily lead to a drawn-out court battle. If you need a compassionate and experienced law firm to represent your needs in and out of court, contact our law offices online or by phone at 732-582-5061.