When a divorce involves children, issues regarding child support and child custody must be addressed. Although these are delicate and highly emotional issues, it is important to come to an agreement to effectively protect the child’s rights and the future of the family. At The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, we represent parents throughout Greater St. Charles, Missouri. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience helping clients through the divorce process. We will work to address your issues and concerns as together we work to develop a child custody plan that meets the goals and needs of you and your child. Are you involved in a child custody dispute? Contact the skilled attorneys at The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, to discuss your options.
Missouri courts consider the best interests of the child when determining child custody. When a couple with minor children divorces, they are required to create a parenting plan that outlines the responsibilities and obligations of each parent. Custody is defined in two ways:
Legal custody: Refers to a parent’s right to make major life decisions on behalf of the child concerning health care, education and overall welfare. Legal custody can be sole, primary or joint.
Physical custody: Determines where the child will live once the divorce or separation is final.
As we work to develop a custody arrangement for you and your child, we will do our best to ensure that your parental rights are preserved and protected. We understand your desire to protect your child’s interests, but we also know that you want to ensure you have an adequate amount of parenting time.>
To learn more about the factors that Missouri courts consider when determining child custody, or to speak with one of our lawyers, please call us at 636-970-3700. You may also contact us online. We are located in St. Charles