Resolving Child Custody And Visitation Issues

Issues surrounding child custody and visitation can quickly become emotional. In all cases, the most important factor in making a custody determination is what will be in the child's best interests. If parents are unable to reach a decision on these issues, the court will use several criteria to help determine what is in the best interests of the child.

At the law firm of Hodge Calhoun Giattina, PLLC, our attorneys can help you resolve all issues concerning custody and visitation. To schedule an initial consultation, call our law offices in Little Rock at 501-404-5059.

Legal Custody Vs. Physical Custody

Courts award two types of custody. Legal custody refers to the ability to make decisions on a child's behalf, such as those concerning religious upbringing, education and medical care. Physical custody refers to the residence where the child will spend most of his or her time. Legal custody may be granted to either one or both parents. Physical custody is typically granted to only one parent.

Visitation

While the law used to favor the mother is custody determinations, the courts now recognize that a child benefits from having a relationship with both the mother and father whenever possible. If parents are unable to agree on visitation, most courts will use a standard schedule to make a visitation order. We can let you know how this may impact your case and what options are available to you going forward.

Contact Our Lawyers For Help With Custody Matters

If you are going through a divorce or have split up with your co-parent, we can help resolve all child custody matters. Call us at 501-404-5059 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message as soon as possible.