Child custody is usually the most contested aspect of any divorce involving children. Though sometimes necessary, intense child custody battles are expensive, time-consuming and often damaging to the relationships between parents and their children.
Child custody battles not only result in quickly mounting legal fees, but often additional costs for court-appointed experts to represent the children and evaluate what is in their best interest. If you are undergoing a divorce in which custody of your children is at issue, you need to understand the different types of custodial agreements and how such agreements may affect your family.
(1) Joint custody. Joint legal custody and joint physical custody.
(2) Joint legal custody. Both parents have equal rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the child, including, but not limited to, the education of the child, health care, and religious training. The court may designate one parent to have sole power to make certain decisions while both parents retain equal rights and responsibilities for other decisions.
(3) Joint physical custody. Physical custody is shared by the parents in a way that assures the child frequent and substantial contact with each parent. Joint physical custody does not necessarily mean physical custody of equal durations of time.
(4) Sole legal custody. One parent has sole rights and responsibilities to make major decisions concerning the child, including, but not limited to, the education of the child, health care, and religious training.
At Blomenkamp Law Firm in Birmingham, AL, we have extensive experience representing both fathers and mothers in complex child custody and child support matters, including child custody in divorces, modification of child custody after divorce, parental relocation and child support in Birmingham, AL. Our mission is to focus in such matters to arrive at a solution that is in the best interest of the children and we will fight aggressively to ensure that our clients get the outcome they deserve.
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