Highly Experienced Sole Custody Lawyers
At Thomas and Associates our sole custody lawyers seek to understand your concerns as a parent. We work with you to find the right legal solution to ensure the well-being and best interests of your children.
During our years in practice, we have helped many parents negotiate child custody arrangements with their former spouses or common-law partners. We are advocates for the rights of parents in a way that ultimately looks out for the children.
Child care arrangements are a priority for separating parents. Despite positive intentions, however, parents may disagree on the schedule and amount of contact they are each afforded with their children. Ultimately, parents must create an effective custody and parenting plan that best meets the needs of their children at the time of separation or divorce and as children grow older and family circumstances evolve.
Our experience gives us the knowledge to create family-specific solutions, even in difficult circumstances. We have helped clients who seek to limit access to a former spouse. We have also helped those who want a larger role in their children’s lives. We have also helped many clients who are at an impasse with their co-parent about important decisions.
Understanding Child Custody:
If you have custody of your children, then you are legally entitled to make all the important decisions regarding your children’s lives. These are decisions about education, religion, medical treatment, etc. For example, while parents may have “joint custody” the children may actually reside primarily with one parent for most of the time and a child’s residence is determinative of who will be the payee or recipient, of child support.
What is Sole Custody?
In sole custody, one parent is granted exclusive legal and physical custody rights of a child. The parent also has responsibility for caring for and making all decisions about a child. The child lives primarily with that parent.
Custody of a child can be determined by the parents of the child reaching an agreement themselves; or, if the parents are unable to agree, by a court during divorce proceedings. The primary factor that controls the outcome of a custody battle is what is best for the child or children.
Why Choose Thomas and Associates?
Our team of sole custody lawyers at Thomas and Associates, work to maintain a client-focused legal practice. We listen to your specific concerns and suggest legal alternatives to meet your needs.
At Thomas and Associates we have the experience that has prepared us to be effective advocates; it has also contributed to our commitment to offering non-adversarial options to our clients. Our attorneys remain current with new trends in the law that can help our clients to meet their legal goals efficiently.
We are committed to meeting high standards of legal practice. We know your family and custody issues are deeply personal and the guidance we provide will have a direct impact on your way of life. When we become your lawyers, we are dedicated to preserving your family’s well-being and providing you with the full resolution you deserve.