Divorce & Child Custody

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Divorce and child custody are complex legal matters that arise when a married couple decides to end their marriage, especially when they have children together. In a divorce, spouses seek to legally dissolve their marriage, dividing assets, liabilities, and addressing various issues, with child custody being one of the most significant concerns.

Child custody involves determining the living arrangements, decision-making authority, and visitation rights for the children after the divorce. Courts prioritize the best interests of the child when making custody decisions, aiming to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. Custody arrangements can be joint (shared custody) or sole (one parent has primary custody), depending on the circumstances.

Parents often work with attorneys, mediators, or family court services to establish custody agreements or go to court if they cannot reach an amicable resolution. Factors considered in custody determinations include each parent's ability to provide a stable home, their relationship with the child, and the child's age and preferences.