Protecting Your Rights as a Parent
Your time with your children is valuable, and you want to make sure you have as much access to them as possible. The attitudes about child custody and visitation issues are slowly changing, and increasingly, we see a more equitable split of time for responsible parents. The courts consider several primary issues when it comes to child custody and visitation:
- The wishes of a responsible parent that can provide a safe environment for their child
- Historical or traditional parental responsibilities
- The best interests of the child(ren)
Attorney Debra S. Frank fights for your parental rights, whether you are a stay-at-home mother who wants to protect the foundation you've built with your children, or a father who wants to make sure you maintain your valuable relationship with your kids.
Child Custody and Visitation Representation
A divorce can be a difficult and painful time for you and your children. Debra S. Frank's focus is to reach the goals of her clients while also protecting the best interests of their children.
Attitudes about the division of parenting responsibilities following a divorce are slowly changing. The historical norm of the father having custody every other weekend and one night a week is transitioning into a more equitable distribution of responsibility. However, the court will look closely at what has been the status quo, and is often inclined toward adopting a similar custody arrangement.
There are, of course, many factors that can affect custody arrangements, including:
- A history of domestic violence
- The ability to provide a healthy environment
- The structure of parenting responsibilities during marriage
- Evidence of alcohol or drug use
- Prior criminal record
Whether you are seeking sole custody to protect your children from an unhealthy environment, a more equitable joint custody agreement, or even a modification of custody agreement following a divorce, Attorney Debra S. Frank can put the resources, experts, and experience behind your case in order to be an effective advocate on your behalf.
Contact Debra S. Frank's office today to schedule an appointment with an experienced child custody lawyer.