Sole Custody Laws in CA
Experienced Murrieta Divorce Attorney
When you and your spouse have children and decide to get a divorce, your children's needs should be your first priority. However, there may come a time when you and your spouse cannot agree on who should have responsibility for your children. Likewise, if you have a child with someone who is not your spouse and you cannot come to a decision regarding custody, then you may need to involve a Murrieta divorce attorney.
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we realize just how sensitive the subject of custody can be and are here to work with you towards a positive resolution.
Understanding How Sole Custody Is Awarded
Most judges in family court make decisions based on what is best for the child. In many cases, this is presumed to be joint custody so the child has a chance to see both of their parents. However, you may have information or evidence which would lead a judge to see that sole custody is actually beneficial for your child.
A few factors which may help you win sole custody include:
- If the other parent has a history of violence
- If the other parent has a history of alcohol or drug abuse
- If the other parent has not been present or has been abusive
- If the child is older than 12 and has a preference towards you
- If the other parent is completely incapable of parenting
Consult with a Compassionate Family Lawyer
We know that getting a divorce or cutting ties from the other parent of your child is tough. Our Murrieta custody attorneys want nothing more than to make the process as simple as possible for you. It can be a long battle to try to win sole custody, but if you feel that you have the right or that it would be better for your child, we are here to fight for you.
Please contact our office today at (951) 506-6654 to set up a free consultation.