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Batesville Child Custody Lawyer

Helping Parents Resolve Their Legal Disputes

When divorcing couples have minor children, the court may award custody over the child based on their welfare and best interests. Our lawyers are committed to helping parents in Batesville and surrounding communities obtain a fair custody agreement. Whether it is through mediation or some other resolution processes, our legal team strives to do everything we can to help you overcome your child custody dispute. When you choose the Burgess Law Firm to handle your case, you can count on our legal professionals to use their skills, experience, and extensive resources to fight for your parental rights.

What Do Courts Consider in Child Custody Cases?

Custody may not be awarded based on the sex of the parent. Instead, courts will look at the following things to determine child custody and visitation orders:

  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The child’s relationship with siblings and other relatives
  • The child’s extracurricular activities in the community and at school
  • If there is a history of domestic abuse or substance abuse
  • Which parent the child would prefer to live with
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • Whether the parent's can provide the child with food, shelter, clothing, and medical care

Courts want to make it easier for children to transition into a custody agreement, which is why courts will urge parents to seek joint custody. However, every case varies, and sometimes it is in the best interest of the child to give one parent full custody.

Are There Different Types of Custody Arrangements?

The following are different custody agreements that can be awarded to parents:

  • Legal Custody: One parent is given the legal right to make long-term decisions about how the child should be raised
  • Sole Custody: One parent is given exclusive physical and legal custody of the child
  • Physical Custody: One parent lives with the child and takes care of them on a daily basis
  • Joint Custody: Both parents share equal legal custody and physical custody rights
  • Grandparent Visitation & Custody: In certain situations, a grandparent can be granted visitation or custody rights of their grandchild

Child custody involves both legal and physical custody. Custody may be shared, giving parents partial physical and legal custody according to a visitation schedule. Sometimes sole custody is awarded, whereby the parent has exclusive physical and legal custody over the child.

Our lawyers also take on child custody modification cases in Batesville. Call us today if you need help modifying your child custody orders for any of the following reasons:

  • You want to relocate with your child outside of Arkansas
  • You want to request an increase in your parenting time
  • You want to petition for full custody because your ex neglects or abuses your child
  • Your ex violated the terms of your parenting plan

Request Your Free Consultation Today

Are you currently involved in a child custody dispute with your ex? If so, you should immediately consult with our attorney to determine your legal options. We can review the details of your case and give you the advice that you need to successfully resolve your custody dispute. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.

Contact a child custody lawyer in Batesville to schedule your free case consultation .
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