Child Custody 

Murrieta Child Custody Attorney

Amicable Solutions to Divorce and Family Law Issues

Of all family law cases and issues in a divorce, those involving child custody tend to be the most emotionally charged. Regardless of how turbulent the marriage might have been, usually neither parent is fond of the idea of losing the right to see their child on a daily basis. For many more, rearing their child is not something with which they can entrust another person.

Reasons we should be your first choice of advocacy include:

If you are facing such a distressing situation, it is important to take a step back and review the situation with the help of an outside perspective. Let the Murrieta child custody lawyers at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich come to your aid and provide you with compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel when you need it most.

Contact us today to learn more about what a divorce lawyer in Murrieta can do for you and your family.

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What Is Legal Custody?

There are two types of custody in California: “legal” and “physical.” Legal custody is a parent’s right to make major decisions on a child’s behalf regarding their personal welfare, safety, health, and education, whereas physical custody refers to which parent a child spends their time with.

Like most other issues during divorce, divorcing spouses may collaborate with each other to determine legal custody rights on their own. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the courts may step in and make a decision on their behalf. Legal custody can be awarded either in full to one parent or jointly to both parents, depending on which option would be in the best interests of the child.

Parents with legal custody have a right to make the following types of decisions for their child:

  • Where a child will attend school
  • Whether a child will be raised practicing a certain religion
  • Whether a child should receive non-emergency medical care

California family courts generally favor joint legal custody arrangements, though equal splits in decision-making power are not always guaranteed.

Judges can make certain aspects of legal custody sole without making a complete order for legal custody in scenarios when one parent is far better equipped to deal with certain issues than the other.

Don't leave so much up to chance. Call (951) 506-6654 at your earliest convenience to start taking control of your child custody dispute.

Important Family Matters Require Undivided Attention

When your child's well-being is up in the air, you need to react quickly and with an experienced child custody lawyer by your side. Trying to sort out your difference alone could lead to undesirable outcomes that completely ignore your needs. Whether your matters must go to court or if they can be solved through mediation, our divorce attorneys in Murrieta are here to help you. Our priority is to find a solution that respects your wishes while never putting any unnecessary stress upon your shoulders.

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