Child Custody & Parenting Plan
Child custody can refer to either physical custody or legal custody. Physical custody relates to where the child will live after the parties are divorced, but it also applies to temporary arrangements that are made during the divorce proceedings. Legal custody concerns a parent’s rights and responsibilities to make major decisions that pertain to the child’s welfare, including matters of emotional, religious and moral development, education and medical care. Both legal and physical custody can be either sole or shared. Decisions as to custody, both physical and legal, are made based upon the best interests of the child, which are centered around the child’s individual needs.
For over three decades, we have worked with clients to successfully attain physical and legal custody of their children consistent with the children’s best interests. In addition, we have extensive experience with establishing parenting schedules that allow for non-custodial parents to maintain a healthy and ongoing relationship with the children. When necessary, we can provide assistance to a party who needs to create, change or enforce child custody arrangements. We believe our work on child related issues is among our most important work, as children’s needs and voices must be the top priority of parents.