Goal-Oriented Child Custody Lawyer Serving Claremore Divorce & Family Law Clients
When parents decide to divorce, the question of who will care for the children rises to the forefront of important issues to tackle. You obviously want the very best for your children and these matters can be emotionally fraught and contentious. Matthew R. Tarvin, P.C. understands the amount of stress you are under and will do everything he can to obtain the child custody goals you have in mind.
Types of Custody
Custody is not always a black and white agreement. Oftentimes, parents and other guardians share different responsibilities for raising children. The different types of custody include:
- Legal Custody: Parents awarded legal custody of children are entitled to make important life decisions for their kids, including education, healthcare, religious practices, and extracurricular activities.
- Physical Custody: If you have physical custody, your children may live with you or spend time in your care.
- Sole Custody: One parent is given full physical and legal custody.
- Joint Custody: Both parents are given legal and physical custody and an agreement has been worked out to accommodate their rights and schedules.
- Split Custody: In situations concerning multiple children, one parent is granted sole custody of one child, whereas the other parent has sole custody of the other child.
- Birdnesting: Both parents share physical and legal custody and take turns living in the house where the children reside full-time.
The Child Custody Process
Ideally, divorcing parents can come together for long enough to work out a child custody agreement that satisfies both parties and ensures the safety of their children. If this is the case between you and your spouse, we can likely handle your case in mediation or go to court with a plan already worked out. If you and your spouse cannot agree on this issue, it will be left up to a judge to decide what is best for your kids and what that will look like going forth.