Parental Rights & Responsibilities – Child Custody, Parent-Child Contact, & Visitations
Our firm represents clients located in the Bangor, Maine, and Ellsworth, Maine areas requiring assistance and advice in family law matters relating to parental rights and responsibilities, including child custody and visitation.
We focus on your unique needs to work toward a fair resolution of your concerns. All the while avoiding the unnecessary public exposure of private issues. Child custody, parental rights, and visitation decisions are some of the most important aspects of a divorce or dissolution proceeding.
In determining how to share parental responsibilities, you & your former partner must determine:
- The residence, both primary and secondary, of your child
- If you and your former partner desire rotating custody
- A visitation schedule
- How you and your former partner make decisions that affect your child
Overall, when determining child custody and visitation matters, you must carefully consider your child’s current and future needs. Keep in mind each parent’s economic situation, potential caretaking ability, availability, and your child’s bonds with their siblings.
You need to determine child custody or visitation issues as you begin the dissolution of your partnership or marriage. If you are currently in the process of determining child custody, visitation, or have issues with a court-ordered custody arrangement, we can help.