Divorce and separation can be frustrating and overwhelming for parents.  However, the separation is even more challenging and emotionally distressing for the children involved. We believe that it is important, if possible, to resolve child custody battles quickly and peacefully to avoid further turmoil for the children.

If the parents can not agree on who maintains custody of the children, the Court will make that decision for them.  Child custody is then based on what the Court (not Mom and not Dad) determines to be in the best interest of the child. At the Law Office of Clyde T. Bailey, LLC, we advocate for our client's rights in mediation and fight for their interests at trial to determine parental rights and resolve all issues involving child custody.

 

Legal custody: Child custody is divided into legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody governs which parent has the right to make important decisions involving the child, such as religious upbringing, schooling, decisions regarding health and other decisions. Typically, it is in the child's best interest for the parents to have joint legal custody.

 

Physical custody: Physical custody involves the actual residence of the child. It is common for parents to agree on joint legal custody, but to disagree on physical custody. We assist clients in negotiating parenting agreements which are in the child's best interests and are satisfactory to both parents.

 

Visitation/parenting time: Because it is usually in the child's best interest to have a strong, meaningful relationship with each parent, the non-custodial parent will usually have visitation rights for parenting time. We are experienced in negotiating visitation schedules to work most effectively with our clients individual needs.

 

At the Law Office of Clyde T. Bailey, we are committed to providing compassionate and cost-effective legal representation. We listen to your goals and provide informative guidance so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. We fight to protect your rights and meet the needs of your children.  CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF CLYDE T. BAILEY TODAY!