Child Custody

Struggles with loved ones can be some of the most emotional problems life can throw at you...

Child custody is an often contentious issue. Custody is awarded to one or both parents in accordance with whatever is in the best interest of the child(ren). It is a very fact-intensive inquiry, in other words, it depends a lot on each parent’s situation and the real world concerns of everyone involved.
Persons other than parents can come to have custody of children, but this is more rare, and usually occurs in special circumstances.
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  • There are four main types of custody: Joint, Shared, Sole and Split.
    Joint occurs when one parent has the majority of the time with the parent, and the other has less, but is still involved in the child(ren)’s lives.
    Shared is when the parents have approximately 50%/50% time with the children, and is preferred under the law in most cases.
    Sole custody is uncommon, and mostly occurs when there have been significant problems in the home.
    Split is very rare, and occurs when there are multiple children, and each parent has primary custody of a different child.
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All of these custodial arrangements have the potential to work for different people in different situations. The important thing is to figure out what is in the best interest of the children, and to commit to moving in that direction.
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