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Is Sole Custody The Right Thing For Your Child?

Divorces and breakups can bring many emotions. One of the most frequent emotions is anger. Many parents are angry when they first contact our attorney at the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Williamsville, New York. As a result, they are often seeking sole custody and want nothing to do with the other parent.

In almost all cases, this is unrealistic. Almost every custody agreement will involve some form of joint custody or shared parenting. The key is arriving at an agreement that will work for you, your children and the other parent. No one will get exactly what they want, but the overall outcome should be someone everyone can live with.

When Sole Custody Is A Legitimate Goal

Sole custody is almost always limited to situations where one parent has been deemed to be unfit, such as situations involving child abuse or substance abuse. Even in those situations, it is common for the parent to eventually have visitation rights.

All custody decisions will come down to what is in the best interest of the child. If you believe your child would be at risk with his or her other parent, you can seek sole legal and sole physical custody.

Sole Custody And Relocation

Having sole custody does not mean you can pick up and move your child without any repercussions. If your child’s other parent has visitation rights, the court will need to review the case before deciding whether to grant you the right to relocate.

More Than 30 Years Of Child Custody Representation In Buffalo

If you have questions about sole or primary custody, we have answers. Contact us today to schedule a free phone consultation with our knowledgeable lawyer.