Issues related to children are often the most difficult and stressful in family law proceedings. Parents separating will need to have a plan for how their child will be cared for. If parents are unable to agree on a parenting plan on their own, a judge will make a decision about child custody at a contested hearing.
There are two types of custody: Legal Custody refers to the parent who will make decisions about the children’s education, healthcare, religion and overall wellbeing. Physical Custody refers to whom the children will live with and under what circumstances the other parent will visit.
When deciding custody and visitation issues, the Court will consider the totality of the circumstances, with its primary focus being the best interests of the minor children.
Because divorce is hard on children, the Law Offices of McPherson & Marquez works hard to ensure that the interests of children are protected at all times, and that children are insulated from the court process as much as possible.