It's better for both the children and parents if you can agree on any child custody issues that arise from divorce or separation.However, this is not always possible during what is often an emotionally charged time. Whenever possible, we work to avoid conflict and to reach amicable solutions through negotiation. Here is some information regarding Custody.
Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody
Legal Custody: Making important decisions for the child, for example, health care, education. Legal custody can be joint when both parents share the right to make important decisions about the health and welfare of the child, or only one parent has the right to make the critical decisions for the child.
Physical Custody: Who the child lives with. It can be joint physical custody, in which the child lives with both parents or sole physical custody, where the child only lives with one parent and usually visit the other parent.
In some cases, if mediation is not possible, and as a last resort, it may be necessary for both parties to go through Court proceedings. If this is the case, we will give you the best legal advice and support at every stage; and work to get the very best solution for you and the children.
Call California Law Centers at (619) 667-3743 for a free case evaluation.