Child Custody and Access
Disputes over child custody and child access can be some of the most volatile elements of any divorce or separation. Even if a couple splits amicably, issues over child custody or access can complicate an otherwise uncomplicated process.
Determining what is in the best interests of the children is the key factor when it comes to child custody. At Korhani Law, we will provide you with legal support, guidance and representation for child custody and child access matters in Barrie and the surrounding areas.
In any child custody dispute, the family law court will look closely at the details to decide on the best custody arrangement for the children. The term custody refers to more than just living arrangements. It also covers elements such as health, education, welfare, religion and others.
There are a few different types of child custody arrangements, and we will help you decide which one makes the most sense for you and your children. They include:
- Sole Custody – One parent makes the major decision in the children’s lives and the non-custodial parent has the right to get information or inquire about the health and welfare of the kids.
- Joint Custody – Both parents share in the decision-making, and must be able to communicate maturely and cooperate in the best interest of the children. The kids may primarily live with one parent or live with both parents equally.
- Shared Custody – This is a form of joint custody where children spend at least 40% of their time with each parent.
- Split Custody – This is when one parent has sole custody of one or more children and the other parent has sole custody of the other kids. This type of custody is uncommon and usually only happens when the children are older.
Child access refers to the amount of physical time parents spend with their children. Access can either be on a fixed or flexible schedule with a common schedule being set evenings during the week and every other weekend and alternate holidays. Depending on the situation, child access can be supervised or unsupervised, and like child custody, the best interests of the children are typically the deciding factor.
If you need help working through the details of a child access proposal, or want to dispute the terms your former spouse has suggested, we have the answers you need. Both parents don’t always agree on what’s best for their children, which is why it’s wise to have legal representation when both parties are not in agreement.
Korhani Law Can Help
Our goal is to approach each situation with an open mind and compassion, to ensure your needs are met and the best interests of your children are protected. We want to minimize long-term conflict and family disruption so the entire family can move into the future with peace of mind.
For a skilled, cost-effective family lawyer in Barrie and the surrounding area, book a consultation at (705) 230-2550 or online here.