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Rhode Island Child Custody Attorney

Fighting for Custody Rights Throughout Warwick & Providence

Child custody is probably the most emotional and important issue for parents facing divorce. At Moyer Law, PC, our child custody lawyers are extremely knowledgeable about Rhode Island family laws regarding parenting and custody. Our experienced legal team has successfully represented over a thousand clients in Rhode Island.

Our representation extends beyond just divorces, including other family law actions involving contested and complex child custody cases. Furthermore, our Rhode Island child custody lawyers understand that such cases are often highly emotional. As a result, we specialize in providing strong but sensitive representation to help families quickly reach a favorable resolution in these difficult matters.

Call our Rhode Island child custody attorney at (401) 305-2934.

Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody

In Rhode Island, having legal custody means that you have the right to make major decisions regarding your child's upbringing. If you have sole legal custody, that means that you have sole decision-making authority and that you don't have to consult with your child's other parent when it comes to issues like health, education, and religion. However, if you have joint legal custody, then you and your child's other parent will need to set a plan for how major decisions will be made.

Physical custody in Rhode Island is generally described as possession or physical possession and it refers to which parent is the primary caretaker of the child. Like legal custody, physical custody can be sole or joint. A parent that has sole physical custody of their child is entitled to child support payments. A parent that does not have sole physical custody, also called the non-custodial parent, can still see their child, though it would be considered visitation, not custody.

Parenting Agreements in RI

Attorney Don Moyer and our legal team have extensive experience in developing, preparing, and negotiating parenting agreements. These agreements must be in the best interests of the child, however, and not just protect the interests of the client.

As a result, we provide representation in private negotiations, divorce mediation, and litigation of disputes throughout Rhode Island.

We Are Ready to Assist You with a Variety of Child Custody Issues:

Understand Your Child Custody Options

To reach a child custody agreement, many people don’t know where to start. It can also be difficult to move beyond the emotions at hand to come to a consensus. Moyer Law, PC’s experienced Rhode Island child custody lawyers can guide you through this process. Because of this, being sensitive to your situation is our goal. Therefore, our lawyer will carefully explain the legal procedure, as well as your rights and options.

Are you contemplating a divorce or facing a child custody issue of any kind? You need a lawyer. Contact us now.

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“He got me full custody of my child, when it felt like the system was 100 % against me. Literally changed my life and stood by me when no one else would.”

- Sabrina

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