A Child Custody Plan That Helps Your Kids Grow. Geaux Cascio!
No child in Baton Rouge should suffer because their parents do not live together. As a parent, you want a child custody plan that gives your kids stability, love, guidance and comfort. With the right legal representation, you can make this a reality.
The Cascio Law Firm, has served the Baton Rouge area with caring and successful family law services since 2001. Attorney Chris Cascio knows that you want what’s best for your children, no matter what. He will use his knowledge of Louisiana’s child custody laws to help you put them in a living situation where they can thrive.
How Child Custody Works In Louisiana
Like all other states, Louisiana law states that the child’s best interests are the most critical consideration in any custody matter. There is no set definition of a child’s best interests, except that the law presumes that the parents will share joint custody. If a parent objects, they must show the judge why sole custody is appropriate. In that case, the judge will likely award visitation time to the noncustodial parent.
Besides the joint custody presumption, the law directs family court judges to consider several factors, such as:
- Any potential for the child to be the victim of domestic violence
- The nature of the child’s relationship with each parent, including if each parent provides love and affection and if the child has a much stronger relationship with one parent
- Each parent’s capacity and desire to raise the child
- Any history of substance abuse, violence or criminal activity
- The child’s educational, medical and community history
Most of the time, parents work out an agreement out of court, which the judge will honor unless they determine it is not in the child’s best interests. Chris Cascio can represent you in negotiations. He will advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities and help you decide on a plan that is right for your family. If your co-parent doesn’t agree to a reasonable custody arrangement, Chris will forcefully present your case to the judge.