Solving Complex Family Law Issues with Creative Strategies

Newport Beach Child Custody Attorney

Child custody is one of the most contentious and emotionally fraught matters to come before a family court judge in Newport Beach and elsewhere. Parents want the best for their children and no parent enjoys the idea of having access to their children limited. Family courts prioritize the best interests of the children in all decisions, especially when making judgments on child custody and visitation in California.

If you’re facing a divorce in Newport Beach, have questions about child custody for non-married parents, or are seeking a modification of existing custody orders, the Newport Beach child custody attorneys at Moradi Saslaw Family Law are there for you. We have deep compassion for the emotional aspects of child custody decisions as well as an intricate understanding of California’s custody laws. Contact our Newport Beach child custody lawyers today for a consultation on your unique custody case.

Why Choose Our Newport Beach, California Child Custody Lawyers?

We are a full-service family law firm with experience litigating and negotiating complex divorces and domestic partnership dissolutions in California. Since 2009, Moradi Saslaw has been committed to helping people across California resolve their family law matters.

  • We understand more than family law: Experienced in the high-asset landscapes of Orange County, we know the best way to effectively support our clients, from doing an analysis of dividing stock options and restricted stock, untangling limited partnership interests, or even working with a forensic accountant.
  • We’re well-versed in custody matters: Our strategies are all about your children’s best interests, including helping you and your partner become successful co-parents when possible.
  • When we say team, we mean it: We have weekly roundtable strategy sessions to review our client cases. Being able to talk through strategy options with the entire team helps us think creatively, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible solutions for their complex situations.
  • We are straightforward with our clients: We tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Our attorneys will guide you through the process and answer any questions before, throughout and after the journey of your case.

Meet Moradi Saslaw

Your Newport Beach Child Custody Attorneys

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Moradi Saslaw is comprised of premier divorce lawyers with a strong record of courtroom success and negotiated settlements. Whether your needs are simple asset division or a basic custody agreement, or more intricate matters such as an analysis of dividing stock options, limited partnership interests, or a contested custody dispute, we develop creative strategies to meet your goals. Our organized and thorough approach achieves results.

Awards & Memberships

Moradi Saslaw Awards & Memberships 2024. Best Law Firms United States 2024. California Bar: Family Law Board Certified Specialist. Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb.

I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

Kiana represented me in my divorce and was fantastic. She’s tough when she needs to be, but is also easily approachable and capable of navigating very sensitive issues. There were some complicated issues in my divorce and I was impressed at her knowledge of the law and ability to explain it to me in simple terms. I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

– S.B.

I guarantee that you will not regret it. He is truly an outstanding lawyer, and his track record and the awards he has attest to his excellence.

I hired Adam Neufer with Moradi Saslaw Firm to help finalize my divorce and resolve the custody issues with my ex, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the firm or the care & professionalism I was treated with from Adam. He is an excellent lawyer, who treated my case with attentiveness and provided me with sound counsel, responded to my questions and emails very promptly, and successfully finalized my divorce outside of the court. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs legal counsel for a family law issue.

– Majda

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How Does Child Custody Work in California Divorces?

Family courts in California believe that continued close contact with both parents is in a child’s best interests. Courts break down child custody into two parts:

  • Physical custody refers to which parent the child lives with
  • Legal custody refers to decision-making power over important choices such as in education and medical care

Parents may share joint legal and physical custody over their children, or one parent could have sole legal custody while sharing physical custody.

Both parents have a legal obligation to provide financial support to the child, so no matter how child custody is split, both parents have to pay some form of child support.

Is California a 50/50 Custody State?

Child custody in California does not have to be 50/50, but the courts encourage parents to work out a fair schedule that allows both parents an ample amount of time with their children, as well as fair division between child support finances. Joint legal (decision-making) custody is the most common child custody arrangement in Newport Beach and throughout California. The courts begin with the assumption that joint custody is in the child’s best interests, but this is a rebuttable assumption—meaning your Newport Beach child custody attorney can help you make the case that joint custody isn’t in your child’s best interests and the court will consider those arguments. Sole custody, shared custody with one parent given primary custody and the other visitation, supervised visitation, and other options that work for your needs are attainable goals when you have skilled representation on your side.

Contact (949) 688-8880 to speak with a Moradi Saslaw Newport Beach Child Custody Attorney.

What Can a Newport Beach Child Custody Attorney Do for Me?

With an experienced Newport Beach child custody attorney representing you during negotiations for a divorce agreement or in court, you’ll maximize your chances of obtaining the outcome you desire. Navigating this critical area of family law can be challenging. A Newport Beach child custody attorney from Moradi Saslaw with a resolution-based approach can help minimize contention while working toward your goals for child custody. Contact or call today for a confidential case consultation with a Newport Beach child custody lawyer.

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