Child Custody FAQ | Honest Answers From A Family Law Attorney

At The Grinnell Firm, PSC, we understand that the most important part of any divorce is protecting your children. Our attorney gets questions from numerous clients regarding custody and how to best safeguard their children's interests. You can rely on us to give you honest and straightforward answers to all of your questions.

Common Child Custody Answers

How does the court decide who gets custody? The court looks to many factors in order to protect the best interests of the children involved. A majority of cases result in both parents splitting custody of the kids.

If both parents share custody, is child support still an option? Even though both parents share custody, there may still be a need for child support. We can help you determine what these payments might be.

Can visitation be denied for failure to pay support? No, it is not legal for the other parent to deny child visitation for a lack of support payments.

What happens if both parents cannot decide on a custody arrangement? If no agreement can be made, a court will have to decide what is in the best interests of the children involved and make a binding decision for the parents.

Do courts favor mothers over fathers in custody cases? No. The courts are now required to be neutral when it comes to the gender orientation of the parent in a custody case.

How does moving out of state with a child work? There are very strict rules that prevent one parent from taking a child out of the state. If you are involved in a situation like this, speak to a lawyer immediately.

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