Family law matters are intensely complex, but one of the most divisive and sensitive areas of family law are custody-related issues. At Lehnhardt Price Family Law, we understand that these situations can be extremely complicated. We aim to help you understand the child custody and visitation processes while providing expert legal care for you and your family. In the Weddington area, our firm is known for our expert handling of family law cases, especially when it comes to securing your rights as a parent for the welfare of your child.
For those new to child custody issues, the process may seem confusing. Knowing the different terms and practices associated with the process is an important step when going into a child custody case. It can help clarify your own situation. Some of the more common terms associated with child custody include:
Visitation is an important aspect of child custody decisions, especially in joint custody agreements. When one parent is deemed the primary caretaker of your children, being able to visit them and spend quality time with them is necessary, not only for you as a parent but for your children too. Typically, when deciding the stipulations of your personal custody agreement, visitation times are predetermined, allowing you to plan your schedule around your children, ensuring that the time you spend with them is quality time.
Custody agreements can be changed, but you need legal advice to help you move forward. Depending on things like living expenses, residency, and health status of the parents, the terms outlined in an original divorce proceeding can be renegotiated to better accommodate your current situation.
For example, if your ex-spouse decides to move out of state, your visitation schedule and custody arrangement can be renegotiated to ensure that both parents can see their children. Other factors, such as the health of the primary caregiver, can change visitation and custody agreements for both parties, transferring primary caregiver duties to the noncustodial parent if health problems or injuries deem the custodial parent unable to support your child. Although these are very different in severity, the outcome of these cases can be uncertain at times, and the ability to renegotiate any custody decisions is important for you and your ex-spouse to provide the best care possible for your child.
At Lehnhardt Price Family Law, we understand how emotional child custody proceedings can be. Our compassionate team can help you through every step of the process. Child custody and visitation rights are one of the hardest parts of the divorce process, so ensuring that your child and their well-being are properly represented in your court proceedings makes all the difference for the outcome of your case.
At Lehnhardt Price Family Law, our legal team is here to help you advocate for your rights as a parent and retain child custody and visitation with your child. Our services extend throughout the Weddington area, and our team of professionals is here to help support you and your child through such a mentally draining process like child custody battles, so contact us and schedule your consultation.
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