Birmingham Child Custody Lawyer
Protecting Your Parental Rights--(205) 417-1448
If you are currently facing a child custody dispute, it is important that
you have a knowledgeable attorney by your side to look out for your best
interests. It can be devastating for any parent to lose custody of their
child, or even to struggle to reach a resolution that works for your family.
With nearly 10 years of dedicated legal experience, you can be reassured
that I am the right choice for your case. I know exactly how to achieve
your goals and will exhaust my resources in order to do so. From
past experience at the public defender's office and as a professional who has successfully handled numerous trials, I
have a unique understanding of the courtroom, which can give you the upper
hand in trial.
the Law Office of Zach Horsley, LLC
to discuss modifying, enforcing, or drafting a legally binding child custody order!
Types of Child Custody
vs legal custody – One may have physical custody but not be legal custodian of the
child and one may have legal custody and not have physical custody of
the child. Courts are used to clear up that issue.
When establishing child custody, couples are given the option to make an
agreement without going to court. This cost-effective and efficient alternative
often involves processes such as mediation or negotiation. If you are
unable to reach an amicable agreement, your case may be taken to court.
The court officials will build a child custody agreement on your behalf
based on the
best interests of your child. This arrangement may have a huge impact on the future of your child.
Your child custody agreement may be arranged in the following ways:
Sole custody - The individual is granted sole physical and legal custody of the child.
Joint custody - Both parents are granted shared legal and physical custody of the child.
Visitation - Parents are granted shared custody and detailed parenting schedules
Parenting plans - This plan establishes holidays and other dates and times when a non-custodial
parent may visit the child.
Other issues may have a tremendous impact on your child custody arrangement.
If domestic violence, abuse, or neglect is present in a home, this will
affect your child custody arrangement with your former spouse. If needed,
I can help with the enforcement of orders, contempt proceedings, or domestic
violence protection orders.
Protecting Your Child's Best Interests
I understand how emotionally exhausting and traumatizing this may be for
your family, and I am prepared to act as your strongest advocate. You
can be confident in my ability to ensure that your parental rights are
fully protected. When your child's well-being is at stake, don't
face the legal system alone.