Serving All Kinds Of Families With Custody And Visitation Needs
If you have kids, questions about child custody are likely looming large in your divorce case. The attorneys at Prager Jones understand how important your children are to you, and we do everything we can to protect your relationship with them.
Prager Jones proudly serves clients in San Diego and throughout San Diego County. We represent both custodial and noncustodial parents in all issues related to family law and children. We help ensure that you have fair custody orders that promote a healthy relationship between you, your child, and your co-parent. Whether you are a father seeking custody or visitation rights or a mother seeking support and stability for your family, our firm is ready to help.
What To Know About Custody In California
In California, courts must make custody decisions in the best interests of the children. There are a number of factors courts consider when making those determinations, including, but not limited to:
- The child’s age
- The child’s health
- The child’s needs
- The child’s emotional connection to each parent
- Any history of abuse in the family
There are two types of custody:
- Physical custody: How much time the children spend with each individual parent. This includes regular visitation schedules, holiday schedules, vacations, transportation, and visitation exchanges. Physical custody can be split equally, split unequally or given to one parent only.
- Legal custody: Making decisions for a child that requires legal authorization. Generally, this regards the medical and educational decisions that must be made for a child.
When possible, courts encourage parents to reach agreements on family legal issues through mediation or other litigation alternatives. When alternatives fail, Prager Jones has an exemplary success record with custody litigation.
Can I Move Out Of State With My Child?
If your co-parent agrees to the relocation, it is fine to move out of state with your child. If not, you will have to go to court to get a post-decree modification. A judge will determine whether it is in the child’s best interests to relocate. If so, the judge will modify the custody and visitation order.
Have More Questions? Schedule A Free Consultation.
Whatever approach is necessary in your case, our lawyers have the skills and experience to guide you through it. You can schedule your free initial consultation by calling our office at 619-826-6926, or by sending an email inquiry.