Child Custody - Joint / Sole Custody
When children are involved in a divorce or separation, custody disputes frequently arise. If you are having problems determining a child custody arrangement with the other parent, you will need to hire a lawyer to handle the situation. Often when two parents split up, child custody must be decided and the arrangement will have to be adhered to by both parties, otherwise legal action may become necessary. If you are a parent who is going through a divorce and needs help getting custody of your children, or are trying to take action against the other parent because they are disregarding previous custody arrangements, a
family lawyer can help you. At Claery & Green, our attorneys are experienced in child custody laws and frequently handle situations involving custody disputes. They have tried and true methods of resolving these situations.
There are many different types of custody arrangements that can be made in Los Angeles, including:
Sole Custody Orders
- Exclusive Custody
- Sole Physical Custody
- Sole Legal Custody
Joint Custody Orders
- Pure Joint Custody
- Joint Legal Custody
- Joint Physical Custody
- Divided or “Split” Custody
Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyers
When two parents cannot come to an agreement about child custody on their own, it will be up to the courts to decide the terms of the custody arrangement. A number of things will be considered by a court to determine child custody, and they will always hold the best interests of the child at heart. The court’s main concern is to assure the safety and welfare of the child and to maintain frequent and continuing contact with both parents through visitation. Parents are encouraged to share in the responsibilities of their children following a divorce or separation, unless extenuating circumstances prevent one parent from doing so.