Child Custody and Visitation

This is without a doubt the most traumatic aspect of any divorce. It is not uncommon for both parents to believe they are the best caregivers for the minor child or children. The Court looks to specific factors when considering what is in the best interest of the child and may award parents sole, joint, or shared custody of a minor child. It is generally ideal if the parents can agree on a custody and visitation schedule, so as not to lengthen the time of the litigation and minimize any emotional toll the litigation takes on the children. If a custody and visitation schedule cannot be agreed upon, the Court will appoint a Guardian ad litem to represent the interest of your child/children, and you can rest assured that we will be ready to fight for you if it becomes necessary.