Divorce is especially difficult for children, even if the divorce is uncontested. Though children are affected at least as much as parents, they have virtually no say on the outcome of the divorce. It is up to you to protect your children’s interests.
Even if you and your partner agree on how the children will b e raised, you still need to consult a Divorce Laqwyer to be certain you are not overlooking the3 legaql rights, responsibilities and entitlements available to you as a parent and your children under the law.
In a nutshell, there are several different levels of Child Custody in the event of divorce:
- Legal Custody means the right to determine the child’s upbringing, including education, health care and religious training.
- Joint Legal Custody means that both parents have equal rights and responsibilities, including the right to participate in major decisions determining the child’s upbringing, including education, health care and religious training.
- Physical Custody and Residence means the routine daily care and control and where the child lives.
- Joint Physical Custody means that the routine daily care and control and the residence of the child is structured between parties.
Fortunately for children, the Court is very interested in making sure that the best custody and parenting plan is put into place. Based on our extensive experience, the Child Custody Rights Attorneys at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you in exploring options for the custody and parenting time plan that will help your children through this difficult time.