Securing the personal stability and financial support of minor children whose parents are involved in matrimonial or paternity disputes requires experience, skill and compassion. Child custody, visitation and child support are high-stakes issues made thornier because of the emotions and history surrounding them.
Our goal is to represent our clients aggressively and judiciously so that they can create stability for their children. We work in a pointed and professional manner to minimize additional conflict.
Generally, there are two types of child custody arrangements:
- Joint Custody: In a joint custody arrangement, both parents share major decisions such as schools, education, enrichment and healthcare. Parents can obtain help from a mediator if necessary.
- Sole Custody: In a sole custody arrangement, one parent makes major decisions, even if the child spends time with both.
Determining child custody and visitation rights are delicate matters. We can assist you whether you are initiating custody proceedings or if you are seeking post-decree modifications of visitation and custody orders.
In most cases, courts will assign a domiciliary parent. Please call the office to learn more.
When a couple severs ties, it can create a situation of potential financial hardship for children. This is true whether the couple is legally married or are domestic partners. The DeJean Law Office team has significant experience in making sure our clients receive the level of support their children are legally entitled to. We work these cases methodically, making sure all financial records and income are appropriately disclosed and all evidence is gathered so that the minor children involved have the opportunity for a bright future.