The Best Interests of the Child: Custody Lawyers Serving Boise, Idaho

Child custody and visitation present some of the most emotionally trying issues in the entire arena of family law. To a parent going through a divorce, nothing is more important than the ability to take part in the child's upbringing. At Kormanik & Sneed LLP, our lawyers provide personal, experienced and effective legal representation to help achieve your goals and do what's in the best interest of the child.

We do everything possible to help minimize the emotional and financial strain associated with child custody and visitation disputes. When we can, we help clients look to the future and avoid potential conflicts before they have a chance to develop. To speak with one of our attorneys, call 208.288.1888 or contact us online today.

We help clients handle child custody and related issues, including:

Negotiating Joint Custody Arrangements

Except in cases where one parent is dangerously abusive, absent or otherwise unfit to be around the children, most divorces result in joint legal custody of the child. This means that both parents will be able to have input regarding questions over the child's upbringing, school, religion, extra-curricular activities, medical treatments and other crucial decisions.

Physical Custody Arrangements

While legal custody refers to the ability to make decisions regarding the child's upbringing, physical custody has to do with where the child will actually live. The court's determination regarding physical custody is governed by the "best interests of the child" standard. The court will determine which parent would provide the best environment for the child in order to decide which parent should receive primary physical custody. To do this, they often send child development experts to make evaluations during onsite visits to each parent's home.

We provide communicative, caring and attentive service to help clients resolve issues related to child custody and visitation agreements. If your case cannot be resolved through negotiations, we will aggressively pursue your goals in trial. In every case, our primary concern is the child's best interest. To meet with a lawyer at our firm, call 208.288.1888 or contact us online.