How Is Child Custody Determined?
The possibility of losing custody or access to your chuld is stressful and upsetting situation. Holloway & Norman Law Group is sensitive to the intense, and emotional nature of such matters. We will keep the best interest of you and your children in mind at all times in addressing the issues of physical custody, legal custody, and visitation schedules.
Holloway & Norman Law Group is experienced at advocating for fair child custody arrangements and defending your parenting rights. Well-versed in your custody matters Ms. Holloway teaches monthly child custody classes for local parents who are enmeshed in custody court proceedings.
If you have a custody dispute , call our Silver Spring office at 866-355-5414 to discuss child custody with our compassionate lawyers.
Understanding Child Custody
There are two types of child custody: legal and physical. During child custody proceedings, you may be awarded both, one or neither type of custody.
Legal custody grants the ability to make key decisions about your child’s future, including medical care, schooling and religion. A parent with physical custody lives with the child and is involved in day-to-day care. Additionally, you may be awarded sole custody or joint custody, depending upon your family’s circumstances.
Factors That Influence Child Custody
The court determines child custody arrangements by deciding what is in the “best interest” of the child. While this is difficult to define, the court takes a variety of factors into account, including: