The decision-making responsibility and parenting time (custody and access) can be a tricky matter to settle during separation as emotions tend to run high. Custodial arrangements are of great importance as any decision made by the family court has a direct impact on the child’s future.
During times like these, it’s essential to seek professional support from a custody lawyer. The legal expertise and experience of a family lawyer can help you achieve what’s best for you, your former spouse, and your child.
Here's how custody lawyers can assist you
Make you aware of your parental rights
When you hire a family lawyer with experience in child custody-related matters, first and foremost you will be made aware of all your parental rights and legal options. Once you receive sound legal advice, you can come up with a plan that is in the best interests of you and your child.
Devise a strong legal strategy
In Canadian courts, the judge may consider some of the following factors in determining child custody cases:
- The caregiving ability of the parent
- The best interest of the child
- Relationship between the child and the parent
- Mental, emotional, and physical health of the parent
Despite the above general factors, every family law case is unique and the considerations applied to judgements differ. Taking this into account, a professional child custody lawyer would work with you to devise a legal strategy. This plan will help strengthen your case in court to get a decision in your favour while keeping in mind the wellbeing of the child. Apart from this, a family lawyer will help discuss and settle matters like child support and visitation.
Get in touch with Melekhovets Law if you are looking for an experienced custody lawyer in Toronto. Our lawyers can help handle all the legal proceedings and complex paperwork.