Child Custody Attorneys in St. Joseph, MI
What Is Child Custody?
Custody is the allocation of time and legal responsibilities each parent has for their child. Whether you are separating or filing for divorce, custody matters are the most important topics to resolve. Even if you and your previous spouse or partner agree on custody issues, having the right information about child custody can protect you and your child years down the road.
The physical custody of your children is based on how much time each of the parents spends with the child. Many factors help the courts decide the best allocation of time and strive to make a decision in the best interest of the child. Don’t miss out on the milestones in your child’s life. Protect your right to spend time with your child by contacting an attorney from Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC.
Sole custody is the most sought-after custody arrangement. Sole physical custody is an arrangement where your child lives with one parent more than 50 percent of the time. The other parent is often granted generous visitation time.
Joint custody explains the arrangement where your child spends approximately half of the year with each parent. Joint custody, also known as shared custody, allows for each child to have regular and continuing contact with both parents.
Having legal custody of your child protects your ability to make decisions in regards to your child. Generally, the courts assume joint legal custody to be in the child’s best interest. If you believe that this is not the case for your family, talking to an experienced attorney at Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC can protect you and your children. Call our office today.