Child Custody and Access

The Ucheomumu Law Group's family law attorneyscourt custody image regularly assist clients with child custody and access issues. Negotiating an agreement that works for all parties involved can be challenging, especially since each parent usually wants to see his or her children as often as possible. Throughout this process, we help each client preserve a relationship with his or her ex-spouse that will allow them to cooperate and work together to co-parent their children.

From the very beginning, we help clients distinguish between legal custody and physical custody, and define their goals for negotiating each, keeping their child's best interests in mind. Legal custody allows a parent to make decisions related to a child's health, safety, education, religion and overall welfare. A child's legal custodian chooses where he or she goes to school, in what extracurricular activities he or she will participate, and determines the child's religious practices and health care procedures. Physical custody relates to a child's primary residence, as well as the schedule for child sharing. This includes weekday and weekend visitation planning, as well as a schedule to share holidays, school breaks, summer vacation and special family events.

As The Ucheomumu Law Group develop plans for each parent's custodial time, our attorneys help clients anticipate present and future challenges in scheduling, protecting our clients' wishes and interests. Once a custody agreement is established, we are able to help clients enforce those agreements, or modify them as needed. Child custody modifications often occur when parents move residences, children need to switch schools or previous agreements otherwise no longer suit the children's needs. As these material changes in circumstances occur, our attorneys are able to guide clients as they renegotiate the terms of their custody agreement or seek intervention to change the provisions.

One of our finest experience in this area of law is helping a client to gain access to her children. Prior to our involvement, the parties have been litigating for more than twelve (12) years. We devised a strategy that would make it very expensive for the husband to continue the litigation, and he quickly settled.