Resolving Child Custody Issues
When parents are no longer together, it is important to resolve child custody issues in a way the keeps the best interests of the children at the forefront of any decision. This is the standard that the court applies, and it is something that should be kept in mind when attempting to reach a custody or visitation agreement. At Thorsen Law Offices, our attorneys can help guide you through the custody determination process one step at a time.
Legal Custody Vs. Physical Custody
There are two types of custody that the court may grant. Legal custody refers to the right to make major decisions on the behalf of your children, such as those involving medical care, education and religious upbringing. Legal custody may be awarded to one or both parents.
Physical custody refers to the location where the children will reside for the majority of the time. Typically, this will be granted to one parent, although there are situations where both parents will be granted physical custody.
Our lawyers can explain the different types of custody in more detail, help you determine what you wish to gain from the custody process and move toward the solution that will help you achieve your goals.
Asserting Parental Rights
It is a common misconception that courts will always favor the mother when making a custody determination. While this may have been true in the past, the courts now recognize that children usually benefit from having a relationship with both parents. We help both fathers and mothers assert their parental rights while working toward a custody determination that serves the best interests of their children.
Sometimes, one or both biological parents may not be fit to care for their children. We also represent grandparents and other relatives who wish to be granted custody rights. These types of cases can get complicated quickly which is why having skilled legal counsel in your corner is essential.
Contact Us For Help With All Custody And Visitation Matters
We provide comprehensive representation in the area of child custody, including help with modifications, enforcement and custody issues concerning foreign countries under the Hague Convention. To find out more about how we can help you, call our law offices in New City, New York, at 845-638-2726. You may also contact us online.