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Child custody and visitation issues are rarely a straightforward matter. An experienced Danville child custody attorney can make these disputes less difficult and taxing for both parents and children.
At Moradi Saslaw, we realize every child custody and visitation situation is unique. This is why we spend time listening to you, discussing your custody matter in detail, and learning your legal goals and expectations.
Our child custody and visitation attorneys are:
Contact Moradi Saslaw in Danville today to schedule a confidential consultation with child custody and visitation attorney. We look forward to meeting with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case.
Let Moradi Saslaw provide you with the effective legal representation you need for your new custody agreement or custody modification. We want to help you reach a positive resolution to your child custody and visitation case.
Countless situations can nullify or complicate a child custody agreement. These include the relocation of one parent, a discipline issue, allegations of abuse, or failure of one or both parents to comply with the existing custody agreement. At Moradi Saslaw, we are prepared to deal with any of these or any other problem that arises concerning your children.
At Moradi Saslaw, our Danville family law lawyers want to ensure you know your legal rights and obligations under California’s child custody laws. Meet with one of our attorneys today to learn about the child custody process and our approach to resolving child custody matters.
There are two types of child custody in California. These are legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions about your child’s health, education, and welfare.
A parent may have joint or sole legal custody. Joint legal custody means that both parents share the right and responsibility to decide the health, education, and welfare of a child. Sole legal custody means that only one parent has this right and responsibility.
Courts generally prefer to grant parents joint legal custody. This allows both parents decision-making power and influence in important decisions regarding a child.
There are situations in which the court will not grant joint legal custody. These often involve cases where a parent is incarcerated, has a history of severe mental health issues or has a history of domestic violence.
Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child resides. Physical custody may be sole physical custody, also known as primary or joint physical custody.
In a sole physical custody arrangement, a child resides with and is under the supervision of one parent, and the other parent has visitation rights. When parents have joint physical custody, each parent shall have significant periods of physical custody. Joint physical custody does not necessarily mean time is shared equally.
The parent with visitation rights will likely have visitation that is one of the following:
It is rare for a parent to receive no visitation with a child.
Whether you are going through an initial custody determination or considering a modification, it is imperative you find an experienced attorney like those at Moradi Saslaw to advocate for you. We will ensure your position is voiced and supported in negotiations, mediation, or before the court in a trial.
For more information about our full-service family law firm, contact our Danville office. At Moradi Saslaw, we will help you fight for your child custody and visitation rights.
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