Bonnie Copeland and Staci Pesin Harpell are attorneys that work closely with clients to obtain custody and visitation orders tailored to meet their children’s ages and needs. We have extensive experience helping clients protect their children from an ex-spouse’s negative spiral due to mental health issues, drug addiction, or abuse. Our lawyers have experience protecting our client’s parental rights at trial when the other parent is seeking to cut-off the parent’s relationship with their children.
In Delaware, “custody” refers to the right to make decisions regarding children, e.g., schooling, religion, and medical care. Most parents have joint custody and are able to make joint decisions. However, in certain circumstances, a parent may obtain sole custody or final decision making authority when joint custody is not feasible. Potential visitation schedules are innumerable, and we get to know our clients in order to create schedules that work for the family. If you or your child’s other parent is considering moving out of Delaware or to a new community, it may be critical to obtain legal advice prior to any move. Whether custody and visitation issues arise due to divorce or if the parents never lived in one household, we understand that your children’s safety and well-being are paramount