Child custody is one of the most emotionally charged aspects of family law. When parents cannot agree on a plan during the course of divorce or separation, the court is tasked with deciding a parent’s custody rights. In such a situation, the court must determine what is in the best interests of the child.
There are two types of child custody in California: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to a parent’s right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the child's health, education and welfare. Physical custody refers to which parent the child resides with at any given time. The court may grant the parents joint or sole custody.
Because circumstances change throughout your child’s life, you may need to make changes to an existing custody order. The court will decide whether your specific circumstances warrant a change in custody rights.
Custody decisions can significantly impact your child’s life. Audrey can assist you in negotiating a custody plan that meets the needs of your family. If an agreement cannot be reached, she will not hesitate to litigate your rights in court.
If you would like to discuss your specific circumstances in detail, please contact Audrey at
415-745-3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.