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3 custody schedules to help you manage after divorce

There are several ways that you can set up custody and visitation to benefit you and your child in Louisiana. First, you need to know some terms. First, the domiciliary parent is the one who has a home where the child lives. The other parent is the parent with visitation. Physical custody refers to the person who has physical custody of a child during a certain time. Normally, both parents have physical custody at one point or another, but there is one parent who has domicile in most cases.

Sole custody: Your right to decide on important factors

As a parent who would like to seek sole custody, it's a good idea to understand exactly what that means. Sole custody means that you'll have the exclusive physical and legal custody of your child. You will not have to ask the other parent for permission to allow your child to do certain things, but the other parent will need to ask you if he or she intends to travel with the child or seek medical attention for him or her, for example.

Are visitation schedules standardized?

There are many different kinds of visitation schedules for people who are separated or divorced and need to share time with their children. Determining the best kind of arrangement isn't always easy, but that may be because you're unaware of the multitude of possibilities.

Interfering with child custody orders is a criminal act

When the court creates an order for child custody, you and your ex-spouse must obey those orders. There are, of course, times when that might be impossible. For example, if your child falls ill, he or she may not be in a position to go to the other parent's house because of a fever or sickness. On the whole, however, parents need to abide by the custody order.

Custody rights: Consider your options before turning to the court

The best interests of your child always come first in custody cases. Regardless of what you or your ex-spouse want, a court will always make a decision that benefits your child first and foremost. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have your own parenting plan, you may not need to rely on a judge to determine what happens to your child, which can work out better for everyone involved in the case.

How do you tell a young school-age child about your divorce?

When you plan to get a divorce, it can be hard to figure out how to tell your child. It's particularly difficult when your child is old enough to understand that you're separating from his or her father or mother but not really old enough to understand the nuances of a divorce.

Our shared goal of easing kids through divorce and child custody

If you are reading this because you are divorcing with children in the Hammond area of Louisiana, then you probably share an important goal with us. In fact, it could be argued that our shared goal is one of the most important goals a person could have. What is this goal? It is helping your children adjust to a new lifestyle after divorce.


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