Deciding Child Support And Child Custody Measures
Making sure your children are properly cared and provided for is your primary concern following the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. Child custody determines who gets to make decisions regarding the upbringing of your child. Child support measures outline you and your partner’s obligation to financially provide for your child.
Serving the Lethbridge, Alberta community and surrounding cities for over 25 years, our firm, Richard A. Low & Company, offers legal support and advice for separating parents on how to best provide for their children.
Parental Decisions Regarding Your Child
Granting custody is about who gets to make decisions for your child on issues such as healthcare, education and extra-curricular activities. Custody may apply to only one parent, or can be shared between both. In either scenario, a child may live with only one parent, or split their time between two homes.
In addition to custody, our lawyers also offer legal support on parental access and parenting plans. Courts generally favour arrangements that allow a child to develop a meaningful relationship with both parents. Our goal is to make sure children have what they need to live their lives comfortably following a separation or divorce.
Financially Supporting Your Child
Every child has the right to receive financial support from their parents. Determining the amount is based on the needs of the child, including special circumstances for health or academics. The duration of child support payments are also based on many factors, including the ages of the children.
We pride ourselves on helping you resolve your specific matter. When we handle a case, our objective is to make sure that we are implementing the right decision for you, your children and your family. Our goal is to advocate for your legal rights, and help you achieve your goals, or as close to them as possible.