Child Access And Child Support
One of the most difficult aspects of separation agreements is handling matters related to children. At Edmonton’s Raponi Rideout Tarrabain, we are committed to helping you navigate the challenges of child access and support while minimizing conflict and complication. We listen to you and tailor solutions to meet your unique needs. Trust our experience and dedication to guide you through this stressful time.
Advice On Child Custody And Access In Alberta
When deciding on the terms of custody and access, the child’s best interests are taken into serious consideration. Ideally, all parties involved are able to reach a mutual agreement but we understand the complex nature of divorce often makes this impossible. Determining who has authority to make decisions regarding the care of a child cannot be taken lightly. Our family lawyers understand this and will work with you to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Custody refers to the exercising of parental rights and responsibilities. The two types of custody granted are:
- Joint custody
- Sole Custody
It can also refer to with whom the child primarily resides and that can either be shared custody or with one parent being the primary residence with or without access to the other parent.
Access refers to a non-custodial parent being granted the right to visit their child. Categories of child access include:
- Reasonable access
- Conditional access
- Supervised access
- Specified access
- No access
Safeguarding Your Child’s Best Interests
Following separation or divorce, both parents are legally obligated to provide financial support to their children. How much and on what schedule depends on several factors. Working with an experienced family lawyer is critical in ensuring that your child’s best interests are protected and to avoid future financial surprises.