Joint vs. Sole Custody
With almost half of all first marriages and even more second marriages ending in divorce, millions of Americans must go through the stress of property division, alimony agreements, etc., to finalize their divorce proceedings. However, other difficult issues for a large majority of these couples are child custody, child support, and possibly visitation. A couple can decide on joint or sole custody, or the court can make this ruling for them if the divorcing parents are unable to agree.
The battle for child custody rights can be trying, but you are not alone. At Alexander & Associates, our Denton child custody lawyers are here to help you every step of the way. Call our experienced Denton child custody lawyers today at 972-420-6560 and schedule a consultation to discuss your legal options during your divorce.
Understanding Joint Custody and Sole Custody
Obviously, the main difference between joint custody and sole custody is that either both or one parent had guardianship over the child. However, there are also several different types of joint custody, such as shared physical custody and joint legal custody. Additionally, it is important to note that even with joint custody, one parent may still be considered the primary guardian.
The other option is sole custody. As the name implies, this gives one parents complete custody and control of the children and all decision-making rights. In some cases, though, a parent with sole custody can still decide to give visitation rights to the other parent.
An experienced lawyer can help you protect your interests when it comes to custody rights during divorce cases. To discuss your legal options with a qualified lawyer, contact the Denton child custody attorneys of Alexander & Associates today at 972-420-6560.
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