Child Custody Lawyers
Child custody cases are complicated. Sometimes the custody cases don’t go to court and can be mediated, but others become very messy when you’re fighting with an ex-spouse. Child custody cases aim to make sure the best interests of the child will be met with the outcome – whatever those best interests may be.
We’re here to make sure those best interests align with the outcome you want – we’re on your side. It can be really difficult to collaborate with an ex-spouse to come to an agreement, but we will help you navigate through that and make sure we keep all communications civil.
When working through child custody, it’s important to know what you want the outcome to look like. Do you currently have shared custody but you want full custody? Are you only seeing your child(ren) when their other parents allow, and you’d like more shared time? Having a clear and definitive ideal outcome can help us work with you to make sure we go in that direction.
What kinds of custody agreements are there?
The custody agreement that is decided for your case could be agreed upon between both parties or it could be decided by a judge if your case goes to court. There are a few different kinds of custody that you could be granted
This means that the child(ren) will permanently live with the parent who has full custody. This parent will also have the sole right to make all important legal and medical decisions for the child(ren), whether or not the other parents agree. The other parent may still be able to see or visit the child(ren), but it will be determined by the parent awarded full custody.
This type of custody means the parents split 50/50 time with the child(ren). This arrangement is pretty common, and both parents share in responsibility of raising the child(ren) and making the important decisions.
This kind of custody is a kind of joint custody, but it’s not exactly the same. In this case, like joint custody, parents share time with their child(ren) and share in the raising of the children. This kind of custody is usually determined when one parent is away from home for extended periods, one parent is far more financially stable than the other or one parent is chronically ill. Depending on the time shared, there could be child support payments involved.
This is another variant of joint custody, with some differences. In this scenario, custody is literally split between the parents. For example, if a family has two children then one child lives with one parent and the other with the second parent. This can mean that each child lives with one parent permanently, or they could have a rotating schedule. In this case, the parents may have shared legal custody of both children but only physical custody of one.
Why work with us?
When you need an experienced team of legal experts who have worked on all kinds of custody cases, you want Minhas Lawyers. We are some of the best child custody lawyers in Mississauga and Brampton, and our past and present clients will attest to that!
We know how sensitive these cases are, so we’re here to handle yours with the compassion and integrity you deserve. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure we get the best possible outcome for you. Don’t leave the custody of your child up to chance – make sure they are home with you, where they belong.
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