Family Law Divorce If you are going through a divorce, then you will have to face some tough decisions regarding property division, child custody and visitation. The Law Office of Thomas K. Mallon is here to help. We will explain the law, the issues, and what options are available for a fair settlement of your divorce. The emotional issues inherent in a divorce proceeding make it that much more difficult to make good decisions. You need an experienced attorney on your side to guide you through the process and ensure that all of your rights are protected. Child Custody In a child custody case, the court will decide both legal and physical custody of the child. Legal Custody involves the care and control of a child. All decisions regarding the child are made by the person who has legal custody. Legal custody can be granted to one party (sole custody) or both parties (joint custody). Physical custody provides the right to have the child live with the person awarded custody. In all child custody cases, family law courts will decide the matter based on what is in the best interests of the child. As a parent, you should know what your rights are concerning custody, visitation, and child support. The Law Office of Thomas K. Mallon can help you reach an agreement with the father or mother of you children to ensure that you are doing what is best for the child. Child Support Along with issues of child custody, is also the concern of child support. We know that ensuring that your child’s needs are met is important to you. The Law Office of Thomas K. Mallon can represent you on child support issues, as a part of a divorce or separation case or as a separate matter .