Child Custody: Your Wants And Your Child’s Needs
The parent-child relationship will inevitably shift after a divorce. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be negative change. At Diamant Gerstein, LLC, we are here to help you navigate the road ahead. We have represented people throughout Maryland who needed proper legal advice. We have built a reputation for being empathetic, responsive and professional. We prioritize the one-on-one attention we know each client deserves.
Tailored Solutions Based On Your Specific Circumstances
Sharon Diamant is the primary attorney at our firm. She was born and raised here and she cares deeply about the people in this area. This is especially important when it comes to complex, highly emotional issues.
Attorney Diamant strives to resolve things outside of the courtroom. For example, when it comes to child custody, every family has different needs. Creating a tailored plan that is unique to your family’s needs may be what suits everyone best. However, that is not always possible.
What Are A Child’s Best Interests?
When child custody matters go to court, judges base their decisions on the best interests of the child. Judges can use many factors to determine “best interests,” including the child’s age and health; any special needs that the child has; the parents’ mental and physical health; evidence of physical abuse in the family; evidence of drug or alcohol abuse in the family.
There is no set standard for visitation schedules. Joint custody, for example, means both parents share certain responsibilities. Sole custody, on the other hand, means one parent will primarily care for the child. We can discuss your options and help you decide what the future will look like.
For The Assistance You Need, Call Today
Having a lawyer who will personally answer your calls and address your questions can make all the difference. If you need help determining what your child custody schedule will look like after a dissolution of marriage, we can help. Call our office in Rockville at 301-841-8443 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.