Building a relationship with one's child can be one of life's greatest rewards. However, there are certain events that could strain this relationship. Take divorce, for example. This process requires divorcing parents to determine what type of custody arrangement will be most suitable for them and their children. This can be difficult to think about, or even agree to, because it likely means spending less time with your children.
Although parents need to think about their post-divorce life and how it could impact custody, the main focus should remain on the children. In fact, a custody order should meet the physical and emotional needs of the child. Because this can take time to work through, the attorneys at the Hobika Law firm are prepared to help divorcing parents in Oneida County navigate and resolve this family law matter.
With over 50 years of experience, our attorneys are trusted to resolve various family law matters. With regards to custody issues, our goal is to establish an arrangement that not only fits the needs of our clients but also furthers the best interests of the child. We typically seek joint legal custody between parents. This allows both parents have the right to make decisions regarding the child's upbringing.
Physical custody of the child is where things often differentiate. This refers to where the child will live. While some parents seek to have shared custody, meaning each will have the child roughly half of the time, other parents seek to obtain sole custody, as this better meets the needs of the child. Various factors could impact how physical custody is determined, such as whether one parent was the primary caregiver or the location of each parent in relation to the child's school. Our law firm will consider any factor that could impact custody arrangements, fighting to ensure that our clients can obtain a custody order that works for them and their relationship with their child.
To learn more, check out our law firm's child custody website. Whether you seek to resolve this family law matter through mediation, collaboration, or litigation, it is important to under your situation and the rights that are afforded to you.