Calgary Custody Lawyers to Help You
As your child custody lawyers, we will help your partner and you make decisions that are best for your children.
Every family and every divorce and every custody situation are different, but we at Hemington Law focus on what is best for your unique situation. Custody issues can be emotional and confusing. As your advocates, we will guide and support you through this difficult process with both your and your child’s best interests in mind.
We represent married, common-law, same sex, and both divorced, and separated parents with custody issues. We also represent grandparents. We focus on a cooperative approach where both parents work together for the benefit of the children, while also representing your parental interests and rights.
What Does Child Custody Mean?
Child custody means who has decision-making authority. It is not always joint and does not indicate who the child lives with. For instance, the children might split their time between parents, even though one parent has full custody. However, most often parents have joint or shared custody, since that is usually in the best interest of the child.
How is Child Access Determined?
Children have a right to have a relationship with both parents, no matter which parent they live with or which parent has custody. As your child access lawyers, we will provide guidance to ensure your child has weekend, weekday, summer breaks, and holiday visits with the parent they don’t live with. Grandparents or other relatives may also request access.
If there is a reason or situation where one parent should not have access, we will advocate the parent be barred from visitation.
What is Child Support?
Child support means financial responsibility for the child. This takes into account who the child lives with and each parent’s income.
We can help you with other child custody issues such as if one parent leaves the area for work or decisions regarding your child’s education or religious preferences.