Family Law

Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation

For many parents going through divorce, child custody and visitation become the central matter of importance. We understand the importance of helping divorcing parents maintain meaningful relationships with their children moving forward. We focus on obtaining child custody and visitation schedules that protect the rights of the parents as well as their children’s best interests.

In child custody cases, the judge seeks to establish parenting time solutions that protect the best interests of the children involved. Ideally, this would involve parents dividing custody equally. Equally does not necessarily mean 50-50, however.

Our attorneys at Shadrix & Parmer, P.C. will provide honest insight and dedicated representation to help parents determine:

  • How parenting time will be shared during the school year;
  • How holidays, vacations, school holidays and summer months will be divided; and
  • How decisions will be made regarding religion, education and overall upbringing.


Parents who worry about leaving their child custody decision up to the final decision of a judge may benefit from mediation or collaborative law. These more amicable processes allow parents to negotiate a custody agreement with the help of their own counsel and other professional experts before bringing it to the court. For this reason, mediation or collaborative law can be a more efficient and cost-effective means of determining child custody.

If you need legal assistance regarding child custody and visitation, contact the law firm of Shadrix & Parmer, P.C. at 770-830-0809.