Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer

Joint and Sole Custody Cases in California

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 the court when determining child custody, and the judge will always seek to rule in the best interests of the child.

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.

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 Los Angeles divorce 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.

Types of Custody in California

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

Call a Child Custody Lawyer in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles family lawyer at Claery & Green, LLP can help you. Attorneys Lance Claery and Eli Hammond are experienced in child custody laws and frequently handle situations involving custody disputes.

We understand that this is a sensitive situation that could greatly affect your family and your relationship with your children, and our team can provide you with the caring and outstanding legal counsel you need and deserve. If you would like to discuss your rights under California's child custody laws, we encourage you to contact our Los Angeles divorce attorneys as soon as possible. You can reach us by phone at (310) 817-6904.

  • We focus only on divorce and family law cases
  • Our attorneys handle all types of family court issues
  • We provide caring and effective legal advocacy
  • Our team has nearly 30 years' combined experience
  • We offer a FREE initial case consultation