Child Custody And Visitation

Child custody and visitation issues can be some of the most contentious in family law. People typically have strong ideas about how their children should be raised. This means that most people are very reluctant to allow anything to interfere with their ability to raise their child the way they deem most appropriate.

In determinations of child custody and visitation, whether happening as part of a divorce or as a separate family law proceeding, the court will look to serve the best interests of the child. Child custody and visitation are more and more often referred to as parenting time. Many child custody and visitation decisions today begin from the point of wanting to provide both parents with a shared role in their child's life.

Child custody entails two components:

  • Legal custody — This provides a parent with the right to make decisions regarding the child's upbringing on issues such as religion, health care and education.
  • Physical custody — This refers to which parent the child resides with the majority of the time. While the courts will work to achieve a balance, the child will often spend a greater degree of time at one of the parent's homes.

Experienced Family Law Representation For Those Facing Child Custody And Visitation Issues

At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, we are committed to helping parents protect their relationships with their children. With more than 60 years of experience, we are able to provide our clients with the highly skilled family law representation they need. Our focus on our clients' needs enables us to create strategic solutions that allow parents to maintain their presence in their child's life.

Contact Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante

When you are facing child custody and visitation issues, you need to take immediate action to ensure you are able to secure the resolution you need. The parenting time lawyers of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante can help you. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 203-800-7343, toll free at 888-692-7403 or contact us online.