3 ways to make child custody arrangements
The vast majority of child custody proceedings never have to be resolved in a courtroom. In most cases, parents can peacefully agree on child custody arrangements that reflect they and their children's requirements and needs.
Here are three of the most common ways that Nebraska parents may peacefully agree to organize the custody of their children:
-- Joint legal custody: In joint legal custody, the children will reside mostly with just one of the parents -- the custodial parent. The noncustodial parent will have the right to parenting time and visitation with the children.
In this arrangement, parents will often work together to make decisions about the upbringing of the children. However, if a disagreement arises, the custodial parent's decision will usually supersede that of the noncustodial parent. This child custody arrangement requires civil relations and cooperation between the spouses.
-- Joint physical custody: In this situation, the children will divide their time between both spouse's homes, living at times in both places. The week might be divided in half, or the children might live with one of the spouses during the summer..
-- Split custody: This involves having one child live with one parent permanently, and the other child living with the other parent permanently.
-- Sole custody: With sole custody, the child will live with one parent who makes all decisions on the child's behalf. The other parent will usually have the right to visitation with the child.
The Law Offices of James A. Adams represents Nebraska fathers in their child custody disputes. We are stalwart advocates of the rights of fathers to equal child custody and, if you hire us to represent you, we will defend your custody rights all the way to trial proceedings if required.