Child Custody Can Be Complex And Contentious

Matters involving custody and visitation can be some of the most difficult and contentious issues to resolve during a divorce. That is why the Alabama child custody attorneys at the Law Offices of Dean & Barrett will work closely with you to reach a resolution that is designed to meet the best interests of your children.

With more than 40 years of experience serving people in Auburn, Opelika and the surrounding area, we understand how to protect your interests and achieve positive solutions to your legal matters.

Assisting With Physical And Legal Custody

There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the right of the parent to make major decisions such as educational, religious and health care decisions on behalf of the child. Physical custody refers to the primary residence of the child.

Custody may be granted jointly to both parents, to only one parent, or both parents may have joint legal custody but only one parent will be granted physical custody. The court attempts to reach a decision based on the best interests of the child. A number of different factors will be considered in the determination of custody. Our Auburn-Opelika family law attorneys can explain the process in more depth in a face-to-face meeting.

Custody Modifications

Life rarely stays the same for a lengthy period of time. When you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances following a divorce and custody determination, it may be possible to seek a modification to your custody and visitation schedule. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your situation and help you explore your options when you need to make a change.

Free Consultation

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce, it is important to get experienced legal help to resolve matters concerning custody and visitation. Contact our Auburn child custody lawyers online or call us at 334-787-9991 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.