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Child Custody Basics

 

If there are children involved in your divorce, the divorce courts will make child custody arrangements. Most states grant parents equal custody rights if it's in the best interest of the child. We are china divorce lawyers. We are experienced in child custody case.

With equal child custody rights, both parents have joint child custody, which may include both legal and physical custody. It's also possible for one parent to have sole physical child custody, while the non-custodial parent shares legal custody and gets generous child visitation rights.

In many states, the courts must consider the child's wishes - if he or she is old enough to comprehend making a decision. The parents' wishes and the relationships between the child and parents, siblings and other people that are involved in the family unit may also be considered. Each state has specific child custody guidelines that help determine custody.

Child Custody Arrangements


Depending on the circumstances and state guidelines, the divorce courts will decide on a child custody arrangement that will best provide for the child. During divorce or legal separation, the courts may grant temporary child custody rights to one of the parents.

These orders may not stay once the divorce is finalized but help give the child an established schedule and routine during the divorce process.

If there is more than one child, typically the children live together for moral support, but the court may separate the children between parents. It may also be possible for the divorce courts to award child custody to a third party or close family member.

Typically, the biological parents are considered fit to raise the child, unless there is evidence that suggests otherwise. The burden of proving a parent unfit is a high one and generally isn't an issue in most divorces.

Get Advice on Child Custody from a China divorce lawyer


Child custody depends on the circumstances of your divorce and living arrangements. Learn about state divorce laws regarding child custody may be affect your relationship with your child by speaking to a local China divorce lawyer.

Fill out a divorce case review form or send email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up a preliminary consultation today. If your child custody case doesn't involve a divorce, we may still be able to connect you with a local attorney who is familiar with family law in your state.

 
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