Child Custody Lawyers
One of the most important and emotionally-charged issues in many separations or divorces is, understandably, the question of what will happen to the kids. Children are the helpless passengers on their parents’ journey to leading separate lives, and their best interests should always be paramount.
When it comes to the children of a marriage, separating parents must consider where the children will live and for how much of the time, who will be making important life decisions for the children, how the children will be supported financially, and what type of access to the children will the non-custodial parent (if any) have.
Tailor Law’s child custody and access lawyers serve clients in Mississauga and throughout the GTA with compassion, experience, and a dedication to helping you identify the best possible option for the resolution of your child custody matter. We offer a free, 30-minute consultation with a Tailor Law family lawyer who can sit down with you to explore your situation and lay out some potential next steps. Give Tailor Law a call any time at 905-366-0202 to book your free consultation.
What is Child Custody?
When someone uses the term “child custody”, they may be referring to one or both of two types of custody. The first type is legal custody, which refers to a parent’s right to make important medical, legal, and moral decisions about their child’s life. This can include decisions about the child’s education, the child’s religion, and the child’s involvement with extracurriculars or special needs programming. The other type of custody is physical custody, which refers to a parent’s right to have their child live with him or her.
When people make reference to “shared custody” or “joint custody”, the exact meaning of these terms can be a bit blurry. They may be referring to an arrangement in which both parents make legal decisions for the child, or they may be referencing the fact that the child lives an equal amount of time with each parent. It’s also possible for parents to share both legal and physical custody of children, or to share one type of custody but not the other.
The courts are always invested in determining which type of custody arrangement would be in the best interest of the child. Sometimes, when things are so hostile between the child’s parents that they can’t co-parent together, the best solution for the child is for one of the parents to have sole legal custody. This is aimed at preventing further arguments regarding major life decisions about this child.
Searching for the Best Child Custody Lawyer?
If you are seeking assistance with your Child Custody Matter you can call Tailor Law today to get the help you need from our trained Family Lawyers who can help you navigate through the whirlwind of paperwork and emotions that come with deciding how to proceed. We have helped many clients get what they deserve.
If you have questions about your Child Custody Matter please call us today to set up an appointment to speak with one of our Lawyers