A growing trend in the United States is the shared or joint custody arrangement. Depending on the facts of your case, this solution could be appropriate for your situation. Our experienced Little Rock custody attorneys can provide legal advice on your best course of action.
Balancing The Needs Of Parents And Children
At Worsham Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have more than 30 combined years of experience helping clients navigate a wide range of family law matters. We strive to remain current in all legislative changes and court trends.
The recent trend involving shared custody is, in part, based on an increasing number of experts who have determined that a shared parenting arrangement is the ideal arrangement for children. They argue that both parents are crucial in the child’s growth and development.
In shared custody, both parents have shared responsibilities with regard to decisions in a child’s life. Decisions such as religion, education or health care are made by both parents in a joint custody arrangement. Both parents will also have significant physical custody responsibilities and will have frequent, meaningful contact with the child as he or she matures.
Parents will typically view the notion of shared custody from different perspectives. It is common for one parent to vigorously pursue shared custody, while the other parent desires sole custody or a similar variation. It is important to note that our firm will carefully examine the facts of your situation before providing direction in either path. Shared custody might be right for your family — or it might not. Trust us to help you either way.