Child Custody

In many family law or divorce cases, custody and parenting time are the most intricate and contested issues. You want the best for your children. We want the best for them, too. 

We understand that nothing is more important to you than your children. Whether your child custody is established through a divorce case, a support case, or a paternity case, we can help you understand your rights. Deciding which parent or parents can make decisions for your child and whom the child will primarily live with can be difficult. Seymour Family Law is especially well versed, and has significant experience navigating the statutes and the courts to advocate for our client’s desires regarding child custody.

Seymour Family Law provides you with the information you need to consider the implications of the two types of custody arrangements, legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about how to raise the child, including decisions about education, health care, and religious training. Physical custody refers to establishing where the child will primarily live and who is responsible for making decisions about the routine day-to-day activities of the child. Joint legal custody means that both parents share the responsibility for making decisions regarding how to raise the child. Joint physical custody means that the routine daily care and control and the residence of the child is structured between both of the parents. Parents may share custody, or one parent may have sole custody. Seymour Family Law will work to protect your parental rights in your custody case and help you establish a fair and fulfilling child custody arrangement.

Parenting Time

It is essential for children to have a strong, consistent relationship with both of their parents and that requires a carefully planned parenting-time schedule.

Parenting time is a legal term referring to the opportunity for the child to spend time with the parent who does not have sole legal custody. Seymour Family Law provides our clients with the guidance they need to develop and implement parenting-time schedules that work for each individual family’s needs. Whether unmarried parents who have separated, or married parents who are getting divorced, it is tremendously important for both parents to work together to set up a parenting time schedule. If you can't do it together, with an attorney, or a mediator, a judge will make the decision for you based on the best interests of the children.


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