VENTURA COUNTY CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY
TRYING TO OBTAIN CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD?
Child custody is one of the most heated issues that can arise in the divorce process. When two spouses have children together and then decide to end their marriage, they must come up with an agreement or received a court judgment that determines how their parental rights and responsibilities will be divided. They will need to determine which parent the children will live with, how their time with their children will be split and how they will share the responsibility of making important decisions regarding the children’s lives. In addition to divorcing or divorced spouses, others who may have to deal with child custody matters are individuals who had children together but were never married. While there are many people who are able to resolve their child custody issues amicably, it is not uncommon to see these types of cases hashed out through intense courtroom custody battles.
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If you are dealing with a child custody or visitation case, you can turn to Newman and Horton LLP for a family law attorney who can help you work effectively toward a positive resolution. We have over fifteen years of experience and have successfully assisted countless clients in Los Angeles and Ventura County. Attorney Newman has also represented clients throughout the state of California in addition to Louisiana and Massachusetts.
TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY
There are two types of child custody that need to be considered in a custody case. These include the following:
Physical Custody—determines the parent with whom the children will reside
Legal Custody—determines which parent will have the right to make key decisions in the children’s lives, such as decisions concerning their education, medical care, participation in religious activities, extracurricular activities, etc.
With both types, the parents may end up sharing custody (having joint custody), or the custody might be granted to only one of the parents (sole custody). If sole custody or primary custody is granted, the child will live with one of the parents all the time or for the majority of the time. In these cases, the other parent may end up receiving visitation rights, or the right to spend a designated amount of time with the child each week or month. There are sometimes situation in which a non-parent (such a as a relative) will be able to obtain custody of a child.
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Whether you are negotiating a mutually favorable child custody agreement or you are handling your matter through trial, we can guide through each step of your journey. We can also help individuals who are looking to enforce or modify existing child custody orders. Contact Newman and Horton LLP for a dedicated legal representative who can help you protect your rights as a parent!