Custody & Visitation
Divorce is confusing and emotional. When children are involved the emotions are amplified. The process of custody and visitation can include mediation, evaluation, and litigation. Using our expertise we guide our clients through this difficult process.
Custody and visitation rights issues are an important aspect of family law. There are two types of custody –legal custody and physical custody.
What is Legal Custody?
Legal custody refers to your decision-making authority regarding your children, such as choice of school, childcare, religious instruction, and other major decisions.
What is Physical Custody?
Physical custody refers to how much time you spend with your children. It is often difficult for parents to come up with their own agreement regarding custody and visitation rights. If parents must move out of the area for a job, the logistics of parenting become much more difficult and parents may not be able to reach a custody agreement. If parents are unable to reach an agreement, a court must decide their custody issues. At that point, attorneys are needed to litigate the issue.
Our team will help you create a parenting plan that will best suit you and your children’s needs. The plan describes the amount of time each child spends with each parent. Parenting plans may have to be modified as time passes in order to accommodate the custody & visitation rights of the children.
If you would like more information, please call us at 818-591-3700 to set up a consultation.
ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
- Custody Evaluations –– California Rules of Evidence and Cross-Examination Techniques
- Essentials of a Forensic Child Custody Evaluation
- How to Share
- When Child Abduction Crosses International Borders
- To Catch a Child Thief
- When Fault Affects Fitness
- Paternity Litigation and the Professional Athlete
- The Interplay of Statutes on Parental Rights, Responsibilities, and Parent/Child Contact
- Pet Custody
Please visit our Referrals and Links to Family Law Resources page for more information