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Divorce Attorneys Discuss The Different Types of Child Custody March 17, 2015

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Divorce Attorneys Discuss The Different Types of Child Custody, Florence, Kentucky

Even when everyone involved has the best of intentions, divorce and child custody are always sensitive issues that require compassionate, skilled legal representation. Michael W. Lyons PSC is committed to providing just such services to his clients. As an experienced child support and child custody attorney, he takes a personal interest in everyone he works with—and he’s dedicated to making sure that families get the kind of verdicts they need and deserve.

What are the different types of child custody? The courts draw a distinction between physical custody, legal custody, sole custody, and joint custody. Physical custody refers, in the simplest terms, to a parent’s right to have a child physically reside with them; whereas legal custody means that one—or, more commonly, both—parents have the right to make decisions about their children’s medical care, schooling, religious upbringing, etc. In most states, joint legal custody is granted and preferred, as the court generally believes that the decisions of both parents are essential to a child’s growth and development. 

In joint custody, a child resides with both parents at different intervals—such as on weekends, on holidays, every other week, etc. Sole custody is usually only granted when one parent is deemed to be unfit via issues with alcohol, drugs, or something similarly problematic.

Whatever the nature of your situation, the law firm of Michael W. Lyons PSC has you covered. What’s more, their expertise goes far beyond family law: Whether you need a foreclosure attorney, a bankruptcy lawyer, or a criminal defense attorney, they can help. And all that equates to the kind of comprehensive, skilled representation that helps resolve conflicts and open doors to better futures. 

To find out more, or to request a free consultation, call the firm at (859) 371-9889 today. You, and your family, will be glad you did.