Child Custody Lawyers Los Angeles
The Mines Law Firm’s family law lawyers can help you with various legal issues, including child custody. Our Los Angeles Child Custody lawyers handle cases involving children and families. Jasmine A. Mines from the Mines Firm has the knowledge to help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.
When it comes to child custody, there are a few different options that parents can choose from.
- The most common type of custody is joint legal custody, which means both parents have the right to decide on the child’s welfare.
- In some cases, one parent may have primary physical custody of the child while the other has visitation rights.
- Another option is sole legal custody, which means only one parent can decide the child’s welfare.
Whether you are seeking primary physical custody, joint physical custody, or sole legal custody, our Los Angeles child custody lawyers will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals. We have a proven track record of success in child custody cases and are ready to put our experience to work for you.
Child Custody Overview in California
You may be wondering what will happen with your children if you are in a divorce or legal separation. In California, courts determine child custody based on the child’s best interest. The courts in California decide this after considering many factors, including:
- The health and safety of the child
- The child’s relationship with both parents
- The choice of the child (if the child can express a preference)
- The child’s physical and emotional needs
- Each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs
- Any history of abuse or neglect by either parent
When a child is caught up in an unhappy family situation, it can be difficult for them to make sense of everything that’s happening. The law requires children to maintain contact with both parents after they get a divorce unless doing so would not benefit their development or well-being as determined by several factors, including how close each parent currently resides too, etc. Los Angeles child custody attorney Jasmine Mines can help you understand the child custody process and ensure that your rights are protected.
The Types of Child Custody in California Explained
There are the following two types of child custody:
Physical custody means that the child often lives with one parent. The parent with physical custody is known as the “custodial parent.” The other parent has visitation rights and they are the “non-custodial parent.” In some cases, both parents share physical custody of their children, termed “joint physical custody.”
Legal custody gives both parents the right to decide about their child’s upbringing. These decisions can include things like education, religion, and medical care. The parent with legal custody is known as the “custodial parent.” The other parent is known as the “non-custodial parent.” In some cases, parents share legal custody of their children, termed “joint legal custody.”