Child Custody Lawyer in Carroll County
Committed to Pursuing the Best Interests of Your Family
At Kalled Law Offices, PLLC, our team of family law attorneys has over 40 years of combined legal experience in a wide variety of legal matters, including child custody cases. Over the years, we have seen custody matters shift from automatically assuming the mother to be the sole custodian to recognizing the importance of a shared custody arrangement for the child’s well-being.
Of course, we understand the complexity of child custody and that shared arrangements may not always be the best solution. Our experience and skillset uniquely positions us to provide the legal advocacy you need to ensure that you can protect your family.
Sole vs. Joint Custody Arrangements
Child custody cases always come down to the best interests of the children involved. This means that in most instances, family courts will look to establish a parenting agreement that allows the child to spend equal time with both parents, in order to maintain healthy relationships with each. However, there are situations in which a sole custody arrangement may be warranted, but these cases typically require the assistance of a competent legal advocate who can prove it is in the child’s best interest.
Circumstances that may lead to a sole custody arrangement include:
- The ability of one parent to care for a child, for reasons including health, substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration
- The relocation of one parent that would have a negative impact on the child
- A history of domestic abuse or neglect
- The unwillingness of a parent to pursue custody
In joint custody arrangements, parents will work to agree upon a schedule that allows for the most stability for the child, while also ensuring he or she gets to spend an adequate amount of time under each party’s care. Common arrangements include splitting weekends vs. weekdays, as well as splitting holiday time as equally as possible.
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Whether you need help pursuing sole custody of your children to protect them from an incapable or unwilling parent, or if you need assistance fighting for a joint custody arrangement that works for your family, Kalled Law Offices, PLLC has the experience you need. We are dedicated to the relentless advocacy of our clients and are willing to go the distance to ensure your goals are met.
Give us a call or fill out the form below to get in touch with a member of our Carroll County family law team!