Representing clients in protecting children rights. With or without a divorce children’s rights must be protected.
There are 3 main issues when it comes to children: custody, visitation and support. Custody can be legal, physical or both and refers to the living arrangements of minor children, the legal supervision and protection of the child until he or she reached a majority. Custody can be joint where both parents contribute to the upbringing of the child equally and equal rights and responsibilities. Sole custody rests with only one parent, however the other parent must contribute to the duties and responsibilities to compensate.
Visitation refers to a schedule of designated times — and sometimes conditions — under which the noncustodial parent sees his or her children apart from the custodial parent.
Child support describes the payments made by the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent for the support of children.