Child Custody

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Custody is a legal term referring to the right of an individual to keep and care for a child, typically granted to a child’s mother or father after a divorce or judicial separation. This issue is of utmost importance and is among the most critical matters courts must address.

While divorce results in the separation of husband and wife legally with the assistance of family court lawyers, it significantly impacts the child of the divorced parents. Moreover, some children continue to suffer from the trauma of broken relationships. The Family Court typically determines custody after hearing both parents’ sides and considering relevant evidence and legal principles. In determining child custody, courts typically consider a wide range of factors, including the child’s age, physical and emotional health, relationship with each parent, and the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and education. The courts have reiterated that ‘welfare of the child is of paramount consideration’ and that pleasure or convenience of the parents cannot be assumed in determining the custody of the child.

Parents may be awarded joint custody, which involves sharing physical and legal custody, or sole custody, where one parent has primary physical and legal custody of the child. In cases where sole custody is granted, the non-custodial parent may be awarded visitation rights or parenting time.

Child custody disputes can be complex and emotionally charged, and it is important to have the guidance and representation of experienced custody lawyers of DivorcebyLaw. A skilled family law child custody lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, negotiate a fair custody agreement, and advocate for your child’s best interests. With the help of a qualified attorney, you can work towards a custody arrangement that protects your child’s well-being and preserves your parental rights.