When you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, your emotions may run high. If you have children from this marriage, the situation can become especially taxing. For this reason, it is helpful to know what options are available for you and your child. Reach out to helpful legal counsel from the law offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC in Greenwich and North Haven, CT, so that you fully understand your rights during the entire custody process.
Uniting together as parents can be a struggle when you are in a committed relationship, and goals can become fractured as time goes on. Custody agreements help everyone involved through a distinct delineation of roles and responsibilities of each parent, so that there is a constant set of guidelines underlying the actions of both you and your former partner. This part of the process is also helpful in setting a schedule in visitation, which can be an issue without concrete rules. Take the time to speak with a lawyer about your particular needs, and have an advocate for any negotiations, so you do not find yourself alone up against a skilled legal team.
Do We Really Need A Custody Agreement?
The short answer to this question is that yes, custody agreements are highly valuable for you and your former partner. This is a contract negotiated by the divorcing parties, and it can detail many specific aspects of parenthood going forward after the dissolution of your marriage. This is a binding document, so it is important that you fully understand and agree to the terms before signing. Our team can help you to know exactly what is in the contract, through every step along the way.
How This Document Helps Both Of You In Parenting
Custody agreements can include a wide variety of conditions, but they are centered around giving your child the best chance possible to thrive after the parents split up. If you and your former spouse share joint custody, certain things need to be hammered out in the eyes of the court, so that each party can be held to account.
Without a distinct agreement, your schedule of visitations and weekend trips could be dictated by the court, rather than the parents. For this reason, if at all possible, the negotiation phase can be used to set a more flexible scenario, where you and your former partner can agree to your specific scheduling needs.
Helping You To Make Sense Of Your Negotiations
The custody process can be overwhelming, so reach out to a trusted source of legal information. Give us a call at Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC with offices in Greenwich and North Haven, CT at (203)234-1000 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.