Glendora Child Custody Lawyer
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In a divorce proceeding, questions concerning child custody are often the
most likely to incite frustration and contention. As a parent, you care
deeply about your child’s future. Determinations regarding legal
custody and physical custody are unique to each case and to each family.
Why entrust the Morris Law Firm with your case?
Our lead attorney is a Certified Specialist in
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Child Custody Modifications & Parental Relocation
Where there has been a significant change in circumstances, a party can
request the court to modify child custody or visitation.
The following may warrant a change of custody or a modification of a visitation schedule:
- Relocation (also called a "move away")
- Domestic violence / child abuse
- Drug or alcohol abuse in the household
- Any situation that may present a danger to the child's welfare
We also represent parties with international relocation problems, including
Hague Convention cases or international kidnapping by one of the parents
Understanding Child Custody Laws in California
Family courts in California prioritize a child’s best interests and
view involvement from both parents as important and ideal. This means
that the court will look to establish some form of joint custody whenever possible.
Child Custody Terms & Meanings
If you have a dispute regarding child custody, the court can appoint a
minor’s counsel to represent the interest of the child. If child
custody is highly disputed, the parties can request, or the court can
order, a child custody evaluation.
Child custody can refer to legal custody or physical custody and can be
joint or sole:
Legal custody encompasses the ability to make decisions on behalf of the child, including
medical, educational and religious decisions.
Physical custody concerns a child’s physical location – where he or she resides
and who provides daily care.
Joint custody refers to shared custody between the mother and father.
Sole custody refers to one parent having total custody over the child, either legal
custody, physical custody or both.
Most of the time, child custody disputes center around physical custody.
Typically, there will be a primary custodial parent, with whom the child
will reside the majority of the time. For the other parent, the time spent
with the child is commonly referred to as visitation, shared custody or
parenting time. A child custody lawyer will be better able to assist and
guide you in these matters and answer any questions you may have relating
to child custody,
child support, and visitation.
Schedule a Consultation with a Glendora Child Custody Attorney!
For assistance with a child custody modification request or to discuss
your specific situation with an experienced family law attorney, please
schedule a confidential consultation with our team today. We are known
for our high standards of integrity as well as for our genuine care.
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