Custody and visitation decisions may be made as part of a divorce.
Child custody and visitation decisions are based on establishing an arrangement that is in the best interest of the children. There is no comprehensive list of factors that the courts use when determining custody. The court considers the “totality of circumstances” surrounding the care of the child. This is why it is extremely important that you have a passionate advocate who will take the time to get to know you and your children, and help you devise a custody plan that is best for them and the whole family.
Once the court has determined custody or visitation, the parent with custody is presumed to be acting in the best interest of the child. Other parties, including grandparents, may petition the court to change custody or visitation, but it takes a finding of extraordinary circumstances or unfitness of the custodial parent to override their objections. At Mohammadi & Humayun Legal Team, we have the experience to help you with these decisions and to represent you in the proper forum. From Montgomery County to Eastern Shore, from Annapolis to Hagerstown, we have the depth and breadth of expertise and experience to help you with your case.
Parties in custody and visitation disputes may be required to participate in mediation before their cases go to trial. Local court family divisions may have additional services available for self-represented parties. Forms are available at the link above. Contact Mohammadi & Humayun Legal Team today via our online contact form.