May 28, 2020

California Child Custody Laws

If you’re going through a divorce in the state of California and children are involved, your main concern is probably getting a custody agreement in writing. Each state has different laws regarding the custody rights of both the mother and father, and doing your research before heading to mediation or court can make you feel confident and prepared as you fight for your rights.

A divorce lawyer from The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can help you prepare for your custody case by giving you all of the information necessary to succeed. If you end up going to court over custody, your attorney will be by your side to fight on your behalf and support you every step of the way.

Child’s Best Interest

In the state of California, custody is decided by a judge based on what’s in the best interests of the child. The court will consider a variety of factors in their custody decision, such as the child’s age, health, emotional ties to each parent, each parent’s ability to care for the child, family history of violence or abuse, and the child’s ties to a specific geographic area.

The California court system does not automatically give custody to a mother or a father regardless of age or sex as some states do. The court also cannot deny parental rights or visitation solely based on being a single parent or because of lifestyle choices, such as religious views, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

Reach Out to a California Divorce Attorney

There are a variety of different custody laws and processes to consider when going through a divorce and it can be hard to learn them all. With the help of an attorney from The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock, we’ll ensure you know the specific laws that are relevant to your case.

If you’re ready to discuss your case in further detail with a California divorce lawyer, call us today at 909-466-7661 or fill out the contact form below.

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