Salinas Child Custody Lawyer
Are You Seeking Custody in CA?
In California, both biological parents have visitation rights to their
children. After a divorce or separation, a parent may seek sole or joint
custody from the courts based on a number of circumstances. It is the
judge’s job to decide what is in the best interest of the child
Our child custody attorneys can assist you with your case. Call (888) 315-0588
today for a
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
Because family situations can change, it is important to have a legal plan
in action for the visitation of your children. While parents should agree
on custody, complexities can arise from changing family dynamics. Having
a plan that has been approved by a judge will help in future situations
where custody issues may arise.
An experienced family lawyer from Lavorato & Scott can assist you through
the legal process of your child custody case, helping your family mediate
both contested and uncontested legal proceedings.
Courts will evaluate custody cases based on the following criteria:
- Health and welfare of the children
- Benefits of contact with parents
- Children’s preference
- Stability of the home
You Have Options
A judge may decide on legal or physical custody for one or both parents.
Legal custody refers to a parent’s authority in major decisions
about a child’s life, while physical custody refers to which parent
a child will live with. The California family court favors joint custody
when both parents agree, but negotiations can occur both inside and out of court.
If you are going through a child custody matter,
contact a lawyer at Lavorato & Scott for assistance. Our combined 60 years of experience can help achieve your
desired custody situation.