Child custody cases are no simple process. With multiple factors affecting the outcome, every step and action matters for both sides of the custody case.
Knowing what actions will impact your child custody case is important. Get an honest assessment with our team of Rancho Cucamonga family law attorneys at The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. We’re prepared to provide the help you need to succeed.
Family members with a history of substance abuse or violence will lead to a thorough investigation by the court. Your case will be more difficult if you have a history of either substance abuse or violence, especially if you are seeking joint legal or physical custody.
If you remove your child from another parent or guardian’s custody without the legal authority to do so, this is considered abduction in the eyes of the California court. Abduction is grounds for modification or termination of custody, as well as a loss of your child custody case.
Your ability to provide for a child will also be determined by the court. This includes providing a clean, safe home for the child as well as the understanding and ability to meet the child’s needs. Your lawyer can help you show the court why it is in your child’s best interest to stay with you.
Multiple factors in a child custody case can negatively impact the judge’s decision, but our team is here to help you navigate your journey. The actions of other household members may make or break your case, so it is important to reach out to our attorneys immediately.
The court must take into account the wishes of the child in regard to the custody situation. If the child is above the age of fourteen, the court must take their preferences into account before deciding what is in their best interest.
If the child is under the age of fourteen, the court will first decide if it is in the child’s best interests to listen to their preferences and their needs as a child.
California courts will always consider the best interests of the child, as do our family law attorneys. Despite what either parent wants, the judge will decide based on varying factors. These factors include:
For example, if one parent handles most of their care, that parent may be more likely to receive custody, even if the child would rather live with the other parent.
A child custody case may be a difficult and confusing process, but our team of attorneys at The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock take the guesswork out of the formula for you and your child. We’re here to help you take action and keep custody of your child.
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