Child Custody

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Whenever possible, it is preferable for parents to agree on a child custody arrangement. These arrangements typically include which parent the child will live with, how visitation schedules will work, and other issues such as education and support.

In spite of their differences, parents can often come together for the best interest of their child, understanding that both of them believe the child’s well-being is paramount in all decisions they make. Whenever possible, we will work with you and your spouse as well as his or her attorney to implement an acceptable child custody arrangement.

We also understand that in some cases, regardless of how well-intentioned both parents may be, litigation cannot be avoided. When this occurs, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial and fight for the best interest of you and your child.

Oftentimes, courts will establish a joint custody plan that allocates one parent as the parent with physical custody while the other parent has liberal visitation rights. The courts will always try to err on the side of doing what is best for the children or child. Custody plans typically include specific authority for making decisions surrounding the child’s education and healthcare.

Whether you and your spouse agree to work out an amicable resolution regarding child custody, or you feel it is impossible to negotiate with them, contact the Law Office of Nicholas J. Muscarello at (985) 345-1010. Will work with you and if necessary, with your spouse’s attorney to try to come to some amicable agreement or when necessary, be prepared to litigate child custody matters.