Joint custody agreements are for those who have children from their marriage or have adopted children together. Child custody is based both on the parents ability to care for the child and the best interest of the child. It grants the custodial parent the right to have physical custody and major life decisions for your child, for example medical and religious decisions. Visitation is more limited, perhaps every other weekend and without the full right to decisions on behalf of the child.
If you are looking for a joint custody lawyer, the attorneys of GPS Law Group have your child’s best interest in mind from the start. Our experienced lawyers will explain the process and any court hearings while protecting your rights as a parent. Below is a brief explanation of the different types of joint custody agreements.
Why Get a Joint Custody Agreement?
While some parents can decide without a joint custody agreement, most cases require the assistance of attorneys and a judge’s ruling. Parents can arrange to split custody 50/50 while other circumstances require one parent to assume the primary custodial role. Having a knowledgeable lawyer help establish a child custody agreement will be beneficial to avoid any problems or disagreements that could arise down the line.
Types of Join Custody
There are a few options to discuss with your attorney to decide which joint custody agreement would benefit your children the most. For a more detailed explanation, please contact us for a free consultation to weigh your options with a professional.
- Standard custody: Your child is with you most of the time
- Emergency custody: Granted if risk of abuse or fleeing is suspected
- Temporary Parenting Arrangement: Removal in a non-emergency situation to protect the well-being of the child in cases of:
- Denying access to child
- Severely/unreasonably limiting access
- Substance abuse/mental health issues
- Best Interest of the Child Standard:
- Living situation
- Ability to care for the child
- Child’s relationship with each parent
- Other factors affecting the child’s welfare
- Temporary/Permanent Custody Orders
- Out of State Custody Orders
To determine the best option for you, schedule a consultation with GPS Law Firm to learn what to expect during your joint custody case. Coming prepared with the right information and documents will help your lawyer become more familiar with your case. The attorneys at GPS Law Firm will treat your case with the care and due diligence you deserve during this difficult transition to get you the best possible outcome for you and your children.
Serving the residents of Charlotte, Gastonia, Concord, Huntersville, and surrounding communities in Mecklenburg County, Rowan County, Cabarrus County, Iredell County, Gaston County in North Carolina, attorneys at GPS Law Group have been helping clients since 1992. GPS Law Group has grown significantly over the years, thanks to our legal experience, commitment to our clients, and the honest and diligent way in which we handle cases.