One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce, navigating issues of child custody and child visitation rights requires skillful representation. Mike Toburen will walk you through the various types of custody including: legal, physical, sole and joint custody to find a solution that fits your family.

What are parental rights? 

Generally defined as a parent's right to assume legal and physical custody over their children, determing your desired parental rights after a divorce can help guide you through the parental custody process. Parental rights can include: 

  • Right to assume physical or legal custody over child
  • Rights to child visitation or contact
  • Rights to make medical decisions for the child
  • Right to enter into a contract on behalf of the child
  • Right to pass property onto a child through inheritance 

What are the different types of custody? 

  • Legal Custody: Grants the parent the ability to make legal decisions on behalf of their children.
  • Physical Custody: Children live with parents who receive physical custody.
  • Sole Custody: This allows one parent legal and physical custody. The other parent may obtain visitation rights, however they do not have legal and physical custody.
  • Joint Legal Custody: Both parents can make legal decisions regarding their children. If parents disagree on issues of legality, the court can resolve the issue. 
  • Joint Physical Custody: Parents share joint physical custody and children split their time between living with both parents.

Toburen Law couples expertise with compassion to mediate all child custody cases, ensuring your child's best interests are put at the forefront.