Most couples who decide to get divorced understand what it means to experience extreme stress. Couples with children who decide to get divorced often experience heightened stress because of the feelings associated with the changes introduced into their children’s lives. When questions of child custody come into play, divorcing couples often experience a wide range of extreme emotions: from worry and sadness to, on occasion, anger and despair. In all cases, it is important to have an advocate who can provide a combination of legal expertise, understanding, compassion, and empathy.
Creating a Child Custody Agreement
Divorce is never easy – it is more than just the legal dissolution of a marriage. It is a process of untying bonds that have formed over time, while acknowledging that the expectations that each party brought to the marriage were not fulfilled. Despite the stress and emotional difficulty associated with most divorces, most parents want what is questions of best for their children. When the divorcing parents disagree with each other as to what is in the best interests of their children, conflict can become extremely difficult to navigate.
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn Law Firm has the experience and expertise to help parents navigate the conflict and help them concentrate on creating a child custody agreement that truly does serve the best interests of their children. In the majority of divorce cases, children are too young to understand all of the implications of their parents’ divorce. It is therefore important to have an advocate with legal expertise to help you create a child custody agreement that truly does serve the needs of your family.
We can help you understand the different forms of custody.
A brief description is included below:
- The most elemental form of custody is physical custody and residence, which refers to where your children live and which parent has the responsibility for providing their daily care.
- If one parent is granted the right of responsibility for aspects of the children’s lives including their education, healthcare, and religious affiliation, that parent possesses legal custody.
- Legal custody can be shared by the children’s parents, referred to as joint legal custody. In these cases, both parents have equal rights to determine how the children are raised, their education, healthcare decisions, religious affiliation, and other aspects of their lives.
- If the divorced couple is granted joint physical custody, it means that the children’s daily lives, including where they live, is shared equally by the divorced parents.
Putting your Children First during a Divorce
The concepts are fairly simple. To effectively apply them to your case, it is necessary to have a legal expert help you. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn are uniquely qualified to do this. If you have questions, please call us at (763) 427-5131 to speak with a member of our team.