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Oakland Custody and Visitation Lawyer

Parents have the right to be involved in their children’s lives. However, disagreements between parents can cloud and obstruct child custody and visitation matters, making agreement difficult. The custody and visitation attorneys at Moradi Saslaw want to help you reach a solution in the best interests of both you and your children.

At Moradi Saslaw, our custody and visitation attorneys are:

  • Experienced and knowledgeable regarding all areas of California custody and visitation law;
  • Honest and practical when creating solutions to meet your custody and visitation needs; and
  • Compassionate and understanding as to the delicate nature of matters involving your children.

Call or contact Moradi Saslaw online to learn more about our approach to child custody and visitation issues. Our Oakland family law attorneys can expertly guide you through your custody case, whether part of a divorce case or a modification of an earlier order.

Let Our Oakland Custody and Visitation Attorneys Help You

At Moradi Saslaw, our custody and visitation attorneys will assess your child custody case for current and future complications. This will allow us to create a plan tailored to help you and your children move forward with your lives.

Our legal team will also:

  • Explain the California child custody process to you in detail;
  • Address your custody and visitation questions and concerns;
  • Help you create a custody and visitation schedule that meets your family’s needs; and
  • When an agreement is not forthcoming, present your custody and visitation case before the court.

Speak with a knowledgeable Oakland custody and visitation attorney by calling Moradi Saslaw. It is imperative you educate yourself regarding your legal rights and responsibilities pertaining to your children.

California Custody Orders

In California, one parent may have custody of the couple’s children, or the parents may share custody. It is best for the parents to agree on a custody and visitation schedule rather than allowing the court to implement such a plan on the couple’s behalf. This is because parents know their children, schedules, and routines better than the court and should try to reach an agreement whenever possible as to a workable schedule.

There are two types of custody in California: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the decision-making power a parent has concerning their children’s healthcare, education, and welfare. Physical custody is the parent with whom the children reside.

Legal custody may be shared between the parents, or one parent may solely possess legal custody of the children. Physical custody may also be shared jointly or reside with one parent primarily. The parent who does not have physical custody of the children, absent exigent circumstances, has visitation with the children.

Visitation may be according to a detailed schedule, flexible and open-ended, supervised, or even disallowed. The type of custody and visitation order, in any case, depends upon the best interests of the children, the ability of the parents to work together, and several other factors.

All custody matters hinge on the best interest of the children involved. Courts do not give preference to one parent over another due to the age or sex of the children. Custody and visitation rights cannot be restricted due to a parent’s physical disability, lifestyle, religion, or sexual orientation.

Contact an Experienced Oakland Custody and Visitation Attorney

Do not allow the pursuit of child custody and visitation to overwhelm you. Contact an experienced child custody attorney from Moradi Saslaw to help you obtain the best outcome possible in your case. Contact our Oakland office today to get started.