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Child Custody

Child Custody refers to both physical custody and legal custody of any minor children. The first concerns the domicile of a child and as such will affect a variety of related issues such as education and the like. The second concerns who will make decisions on a wider variety of issues affecting dependent children.

Child Custody Agreements

Child custody agreements should include details about any minor child's domicile, education, health and welfare. Visition privileges of the non-custodial parent shoud also be clearly addressed in the agreement. What form of custody the parents will must be included:

Sole Custody

Joint Custody

When reviewing any agreement between the parents regarding custody the court will be looking to see that the best interests of any children have been addressed; the health and welfare of dependent children is their primary consideration. It is expected that the parents will develop a plan for their custody and care. If the parents cannot reach agreement the court may instruct the parents engage in mediation to come to a compromise it finds acceptable. If no agreement can be reached after mediation the court will issue a child custody order.

After a judge issues a custody and visitation order or approves a parenting plan, subsequent changes require the agreement of both parties. Without agreement a party must file a motion seeking the changes they wish to pursue. Disputes on these issues or those pertaining to the suitability of one or other spouse can become extremely complicated and emotionally draining. Make sure you understand what's at stake and protect your future today, contact Elizabeth F. Courtney.

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