Wellesley Child Custody Lawyer
Parenting Time & Visitation
Tomasino Legal Group is a
family law firm that is dedicated to protecting your relationship with your children.
Whatever type of matter you are involved in that affects custody arrangements
and parenting time, whether you are going through a divorce, a
paternity case or a
modification, you can benefit from the representation of a skilled Wellesley child
custody attorney at our firm.
Types of Custody: Legal & Physical Custody
Legal custody refers to the right of a parent to make a child's major life decisions,
specifically those involving education, religion and elective medical
treatment. Most often, parents will share legal custody and will make
these decisions jointly. But what happens when you are unable to jointly
make a decision with the other parent? At times, one parent will be granted
sole legal custody.
Physical custody refers to the child's place of residence. Often, the parent who has
physical custody has the child more of the time, subject to the other
party's parenting time. Often, a parenting schedule can be developed
with consideration for the child's schooling and activities. Any time
children are involved, the court relies on the standard of best interests
of the child. What is best for your child depends on many factors.
The Truth About Child Custody, Parenting Time And Visitation Rights
It is important to choose a family law &
divorce attorney who will be honest with you and provide clear information about how child
custody, parenting time and visitation rights really work. How will the
laws affect you and your children? Some people believe that they will
be able to have sole legal and physical child custody and that the other
parent will not be allowed to spend time with the children. This is rarely
the case, but it does happen under certain circumstances. What are those
circumstances? The real question is how that time will be split.
We can explain more about custody arrangements and what works best for
you and your children.
Find out more about custody arrangements by
contacting our firm.