California Child CustodySkip Ahead
A parenting plan is the court document that addresses custody matters. It’s vital to take steps to protect your rights as a father and your role in your child’s life. The parenting plan is important because these orders lay out:
- where a child lives,
- how much decision-making power you have,
- how much time you spend with your child,
- everything involving custody and visitation rights.
- it sets out how much time you get to spend with your kids
- and how much influence you have in their upbringing.
Types Of Child Custody
Physical CustodyPhysical custody grants a parent the right to have a child live in his or her home.
Legal custodyLegal custody gives a parent the right to make decisions about a child’s life.
Joint custodyJoint custody can refer to either physical or legal custody. It’s when both parents participate in raising a child while living separately.
Sole CustodySole custody is when the court gives one parent physical and legal custody of a child. The child lives with one parent who maintains authority to make all the decisions about upbringing and welfare. Courts rarely award true sole custody.
Choosing The Best Custody Attorney
Don’t leave it to chance; find the best child custody attorney for your case. What “best” means varies depending on the specifics of your individual needs.
In reality, what you’re looking for is the “best fit” for your case. There are many capable family law practitioners in San Diego, but it’s key to finding the right match for you, your situation, and your case.
There’s no universal roadmap or one-size-fits-all formula to finding the best child custody lawyer for your case. And these aren’t the only things to look for in your search. Each case is as different as the people involved.
How Goldberg Jones Can Help
In-Depth AssessmentDuring an in-person consultation at our San Diego office, Zephyr reviews the specifics of your case and lays out your options. If you decide to move forward with us, he determines which of our experienced divorce lawyers best fits your needs.
ExperienceIs your case complicated? Do you and your ex have a great deal of conflict? Does your child have special needs? Whatever your situation, it’s in your best interest to find a lawyer who knows the battlefield.
Knowledgeable InformationLaws regulating child custody and other family law matters vary from state to state. It’s vital to have an attorney with an in-depth understanding of the specific laws governing your case.
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