Child Custody and Visitation

By: Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina  07/30/2015
Keywords: Child Custody Lawyer, Child Custody Attorney, Child Custody Law

In the event of a divorce or breakup, couples that have minor children together will need to decide how they wish to co-parent their children and how much time the children will live with each parent. These very important decisions can either be decided by the parents if they are in agreement, a private mediator to aide the parents in reaching an agreement, or if necessary a Family Law Judge. Your children are your number one priority and any decisions involving them should never be taken lightly. In order to make the best decisions for your children you must know your rights. Consult with Rebecca so she can help you to make the best decisions for your children during this transition. Factors a Court Will Consider In a California Child Custody Case Legal custody refers to the right of one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody) to make decisions regarding their children’s education, health, and welfare. Physical custody refers to which one or both parents the children shall reside with. Although it is the ultimate goal of the parents and Family Law Courts to ensure that each child has a meaningful and substantial relationship with both parents, there are situations in which it may be safer and more beneficial for a child to reside primarily with one parent when circumstances are present such as: drug/alcohol abuse, a parent’s absenteeism from the child’s life, child abuse, domestic violence, and untreated mental disorders. Call Rebecca for a consultation to discuss the unique circumstances of your case and arm yourself with the tools to make the best decision for your children.

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