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There are a lot of myths surrounding divorce and parental custody.

This week on #GathingsLawTalk, Gathings Law Attorney, Kim Vice, is debunking some of those myths. For instance, when a parent is awarded sole custody, some people have questions as to what that means for the other parent and visitation rights. Generally speaking, even if one parent is awarded sole custody, the other parent will still be granted visitation. However, there are always exceptions to this rule. This depends heavily on whether or not the other parent poses a potential risk to the child’s well being and safety.

The party who is awarded sole custody has sole care, custody, and control of the child. In other words, they are the decision maker and the child is with them most of the time. In most cases however, the other parent will be able to see the child through visitation, whether it be standard or supervised.

Additionally, Courts are encouraging families to work together so that even when the marriage fails, the children involved have a healthy relationship with both of their parents.

At Gathings Law, we will always fight for you and your children’s best interests. We know that every case is unique and that the best interests and welfare of the children come first. We have decades of experience handling custody cases. If you have questions regarding custody, call Gathings Law and ask to speak to one of our divorce attorneys. The initial consultation is free.

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