Child Custody & Visitation

Joint custody and sole custody are the options available for those seeking custody. The designation of "primary residential custodian," is often awarded or designated by agreement. Modification of custody is a complex area of family law. The clearer cases are those requesting a change of custody based on abuse or neglect. If a physical danger to the child can be established, the court will often act without hesitation to protect the child from the perpetrator. The more difficult scenarios involve modification cases in which there is no clear and present physical danger, and one of both of the parties desire to move from joint custody to sole or the parties wish to modify the current joint custody arrangement.