Child Custody RI
In a child custody case, parents, lawyers, and judges must make all of their decisions with the benefit of the child in mind. At the Rhode Island law office of Bevilacqua & Bevilaqua that is exactly how we will handle your case. We understand the impact the final decision will have on the child as well as the parents. With sole child custody agreements, one parent’s home becomes the primary residence, also known as the custodial parent. The other parent then has visitation rights. Usually, the parent with visitation rights pays child support. Income, childcare costs, and health insurance costs are expenses that are used to decipher how much the non-custodial parent pays in child support. To figure out whom the child should live with, the court takes into account many factors. Physical and emotional needs, the stability of the home, history of the parents and parenting skills are some of those components. There is also joint custody, which, allows both parents to have legal and physical custody of the child. In situations like these, the child splits their time between parents. Before taking action and going to trial, contact an attorney you trust to protect your rights as a parent.