When you and your spouse or other parent cannot agree on a parenting schedule for your children, it may be beneficial to seek the advice of an attorney. At the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC, we assist our clients in making informed decisions when it relates to your most precious asset, your children.
If you cannot agree upon a custody arrangement, the law requires the court to devise a parenting plan based on the best interest of your child. The court will consider the age and health of your, the emotional bonds between the parent and child, the respective abilities of the parents to care for the child, any history of domestic violence or substance abuse and the child's involvement in his or her school, home and community, in order to determine what is in the child's best interest.
Child custody and child support are only related in that the amount of support is tied to the time that each parent spends with the child. It is important to keep in mind that you cannot refuse to let the other parent see the child because he or she is not paying child support, just as you cannot refuse to pay child support because the other parent will not let you see the child. If you have questions regarding child custody or child support, call the Law Offices of Cecil & Cianci, PC for a free consultation today.