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Frequently Asked Questions About Custody And Parenting Time When Parents Are Separated

Child custody is a common topic of concern for many parents going through divorce or separation. It involves determining where the child will live and how decisions regarding their upbringing will be made.

Frequently asked questions about child custody often discussions of different types of custody arrangements, factors considered by the court when making custody decisions, and how to modify or enforce custody orders. At Bundy Law Office, we welcome questions from potential and existing clients.

Child Custody FAQ: Guidance From Bundy Law Office

At Bundy Law Office, we understand that child custody is one of the most sensitive and vital aspects of family law. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Bentonville, Arkansas, our attorneys are dedicated to navigating the complexities of child custody with clarity and compassion.

We respond to each query with the attention it deserves, crafting solutions that align with the specific circumstances and needs of our clients. Our approach is always personalized, ensuring that every aspect of your case is handled with the care it requires.

What factors do courts consider when determining child custody?

Courts consider the best interests of the child as the primary standard. This includes the child’s age, health, emotional ties with each parent, each parent’s ability to care for the child, and the child’s connection to their home, school, and community.

If either parent moves out of the marital home before a divorce, is this detrimental to their standing in a custody case?

Not necessarily. While maintaining stability for the child is crucial, courts recognize that parents may need to establish separate residences during a divorce. What matters most is that each parent continues to provide a supportive environment for the child.

Do we need a child custody order before our divorce is complete?

It is wise to have a temporary custody order to provide structure and stability for the child during the divorce process. This order can outline parenting time and responsibilities until a final order is established.

How is parenting time determined?

Parenting time, also known as visitation, is determined based on the best interests of the child. The schedule can vary widely depending on the circumstances, including each parent’s work schedule, the child’s needs, and other relevant factors.

What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions regarding the child’s welfare, including education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical custody pertains to where the child primarily resides.

Can a custody agreement be modified?

Yes, if there is a significant change in circumstances, either parent can request a modification of the custody order. The court will again focus on the best interests of the child when considering such a request.

What role does the child’s preference play in custody decisions?

Depending on the age and maturity of the child, their preference may be considered by the court. However, it is one of many factors and not the sole determinant.

How does your law firm stand out in child custody counsel?

At Bundy Law Office, we approach child custody cases with a blend of compassionate support and legal acumen. Our lawyers stay current with the latest developments in family law to ensure that we offer informed and effective representation. We collaborate closely with professionals, such as child psychologists and financial advisors, to build robust cases for our clients.

Connect With Us To Discuss Your Custody Concerns

If you have further questions about child custody or wish to discuss your case, we invite you to reach out to us. Our team is ready to listen to your concerns and provide the guidance you need.

Email your inquiry or call Bundy Law Office to schedule a consultation. Let us assist you in securing a positive future for you and your children.