Owings Mills Child Custody Attorneys
When determining who gets custody of the children during a divorce, decisions are made based on the best interests of the children. Custody does not have to involve a courtroom battle, however. Many couples are successful in resolving custody issues on their own and creating tailored settlement plans that meet the unique needs of their family. Others, however, require court intervention.
When the courts determine child custody and visitation, they consider a variety of factors, including the child’s relationship with each parent, the home situation and the child’s wishes if appropriate. Having a knowledgeable Owings Mills child custody lawyer on your side, regardless of how you resolve the issue, can help you protect your interests.
The law firm of Kreshtool & Kreshtool, P.A., has helped parents and families throughout northwest Maryland since 1975.
Types of Custody
There are two types of custody that must be determined:
• Physical custody — This is where the child lives. It can be shared by both parents or given to just one.
• Legal custody — This involves the ability to make important decisions regarding the child involving education, health care and religion.
In addition to the factors listed above, issues such as drug or alcohol addiction and domestic violence are considered by the courts in making custody decisions.
Visitation is the term referring to the time split by the parents in physically caring for the children. Most divorces involve creating detailed parenting plans that specify when each parent will have the children. Our Owings Mills child custody attorneys work hard to help parents create parenting plans that foster continued relationships between both parents and the children.
Child support goes hand in hand with custody and visitation issues. Kreshtool & Kreshtool, P.A., helps parents on both sides of child support matters.
Contact Our Pikesville Visitation Rights Lawyers
To schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers, call us at (410) 356-6399 or contact us online. Our main office is in Owings Mills, and we also take appointments at our Baltimore City and Howard County offices. We will travel to a location convenient to you if necessary. We accept all major credit cards.