Child Custody & Visitation
Unless there is a court order to the contrary, both parents have equal rights to their child. In fact, these rights are constitutionally protected. However, issues may arise where you need to protect those rights. In these situations, seeking advice of a Charlotte child custody lawyer is wise.
Child custody and visitation cases can be the most difficult and emotionally charged processes for individuals to go through, whether they come to an agreement or not. Child custody and visitation can be addressed and handled in a separation agreement or parenting agreement. However, if the parties are unable to come to an agreement, then they are left with either doing nothing or seeking help from the Courts.
The Court’s goal, after determining whether both parents are fit, is to create a custody and visitation schedule that is in the “best interest of the minor child.” The process can become very complicated and may include third parties such as guardian ad litems, parenting coordinators, and even the grandparents. The outcome will depend on many things. However, one should note that Physical Custody establishes when and where the child will live and Legal Custody establishes who will make the important decisions for the child such as medical or education.
The complications of child custody matters are very apparent, and it is highly advisable that you seek the guidance of a skilled child custody attorney.
Contact the attorneys at Marcellino & Tyson to discuss what your future may look like with your child.