I am an attorney practicing in the area of family law, including, divorce,... more
I am an attorney practicing in the area of family law, including, divorce, dissolution, legal separation, adoption, paternity, child custody, child support, visitation, grandparent visitation, cohabitation agreement, nuptial agreements, collaborative law, mediation, property and debt division, spousal support. I am also a trained mediator in the area of family law. I am a Fort Tho... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.