Are you going through a divorce and have kids? Read these 6 common questions about custody, then contact our Rochester lawyer to get started.
1) What is Shared Residency?
- Shared residency is the ability for both parents to spend the same amount of time with their children.
- Based on the differences in finances for each parent, a child support obligation may be necessary.
2) What are the Differences Between Joint Child Custody and Sole Child Custody?
- If you have joint custody, you and your child’s other parent will be required to make decisions about your child together, cooperatively.
- If you have sole custody of your child, you alone will be required to make decisions about your child.
- You can have a shared residency plan and still have one parent be sole custodian.
3) How Do Courts Decide on Visitation?
- The court will look into the best interest of the child.
- The court will review:
- Who can take care of the child best.
- Who is best to serve the child.
- The time allotted to each parent with the child.
4) Do Courts Favor the Mother?
- The courts do not favor the father or mother over one another.
- The courts will review both parents to decide the child’s best interest.
5) What is the Role of a Law Guardian?
- A law guardian for a child is also called an Attorney for the Children.
- An AFC acts like a normal lawyer; they gather information from talking to the child and represent them in court.
6) What Should I Know About Visitation with a Substance Abuse Problem?
- If your spouse has a substance abuse problem, the state is very concerned over the safety of that child.
- Your spouse may be required to have supervised visitation while they are sick.
Are you considering a divorce and have questions about child custody? After reading these 6 common questions about custody, contact our experienced Rochester child custody lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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