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We know that child custody cases can get incredibly heated and contentious. When you have a child custody dispute, we will do everything we can to get a favorable result for your family.



Our lawyers know how much anxiety and uncertainty your child custody case is causing you. Sometimes child custody is even more anxiety-inducing than the divorce case itself. We do not want you to feel alone in this difficult process. Although you may be worrying about whether you will be awarded legal and physical custody of your child, we want to assure you that we will advocate for you every step of the way.

When a California judge makes a child custody determination in your case, that judge will be focusing on a standard known as the “best interests of the child.” What this means is that the judge will look at many different factors to decide what kind of child custody scenario is in your child’s best interests. We know how important it is to you that you spend time with your child and play a significant role in your child’s life. We will do everything we can to show that awarding you custody is in the best interests of your child. If it is possible to collaborate with your ex, we can help you develop a child custody plan that works for everyone.

We can help you prove that your kids will benefit when you are granted custody.

Legal Custody
We often work with parents who want to learn more about legal custody. In short, legal custody is the term for a type of custody in which a parent gets to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing and welfare. For example, legal custody allows a parent to make decisions about a child’s education, healthcare, and religion. We want you to know that courts want to give joint legal custody to both parents so they can share in these important decisions. However, we also want to emphasize that you will need to show the court that you can communicate effectively with your spouse.
Physical Custody
We know you must have so many questions about the types of custody, and we want to clarify that physical custody is a term that refers to the day-to-cay care of your child. If a parent is awarded physical custody, the child will live with that parent. California courts really do want to be able to award joint physical custody to parents and typically will do so unless there are issues of substance abuse or family violence. Even if a parent is not granted physical custody, that parent may get visitation rights.

Complex Child Custody Issues

Our clients often have questions and concerns about complex child custody issues. The following are some child custody matters we often see in California family law cases:

  • Initial determinations during divorce proceedings
  • Domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Custody issues that involve establishing parentage
  • Grandparents’ right to custody
  • Modifying child custody orders
  • Child custody and relocation

California Child Custody Lawyers Can Help

We know how difficult child custody issues in a divorce can be, and we want you to know that our Pasadena child custody lawyers are here to help you. We will do everything we can to help you maintain a close relationship with your child despite your divorce.

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