Types of Child Custody
- There are two main types of child custody:
- Legal custody, or who will make important decisions
- Physical custody, or where your child will live
A parent can have sole legal or physical custody or both parents can share joint legal and/or physical custody. You should understand the rights and responsibilities of each type of custody, so you can make the right decision and know what to expect in upcoming proceedings. Our Rhode Island family lawyers can work with you to determine what custody situation is right for you and fight for the desired outcome in court.
In addition to custody matters, you may also be entitled to supervised or unsupervised visitation, depending on your circumstances. Deciding on a schedule can be made between parents or, if you cannot reach an agreement, by a judge. Visitation schedules should always be made with the best interests of your child in mind.
Navigating Complex Custody Issues
We know that every family and situation is different, which is why we are dedicated to providing you with personalized legal advice. Whether you are able to come up with an agreement out of court or require a judge to step in, we are here to represent you aggressively. We can help you with some of the more complex issues and ensure your children do not suffer. From modifications to enforcement, we are ready to provide knowledgeable counsel.
Please reach out to us today at (401) 400-8182 to schedule a free consultation with a Rhode Island child custody attorney to discuss your unique situation.