Ventura Child Custody Lawyer
Are you seeking custody of your child(ren)?
In the Golden State, there are two different "types" of custody that can be awarded:
- Legal custody refers to the ability to make decisions to the rearing of the child; for example, what religion they will be taught, the school they will attend, and even the medical treatment they will receive.
- Physical custody refers to the actual physical location of the child—where they live, sleep, and play.
Similarly, the state of California awards custody in two different ways:
- When a parent is awarded solo custody, it means they are given the reins completely
- When parents are awarded joint custody, it means that they must collaborate as partners.
Why Joint Custody Is Preferred in California
It is the California court's belief that children benefit from having constant & continuous interaction with children. Therefore, unless circumstances are extreme, they will almost always seek to have joint custody awarded. This, however, does not mean that it always happens. For example, one parent may be awarded sole physical custody while both parents are awarded joint legal custody. This may occur when one parent does not have an ideal living condition, they live far apart or if uprooting the child would be detrimental to their best interests. In other cases a parent may be awarded sole legal & physical custody; this is often done in cases of domestic & family violence or where factors make it difficult for one parent to have custody.
Should I hire a Ventura child custody attorney?
In personal matters, it can be tempting to think that you can handle it on your own. After all, it's your family and your business—why should you get a legal professional involved? The truth, however, is that having a Ventura child custody attorney is more than just for your own peace of heart. By working with a knowledgeable lawyer at Cutter & Lax, you can give your family the best chance of a successful resolution.
Benefits of hiring a reliable custody lawyer:
- Familiarity with family law cases;
- Understanding of the legal process;
- Knowledge of all applicable laws;
- Increased likelihood of success; and
- Level playing field with the other party.
By working with an attorney, you can ensure your rights are protected. It, however, does not mean that you need to enter into a bitter courtroom battle. In fact, with a qualified, experienced attorney, it is entirely possible for the case to be worked out amicably between yourself and the other parent saving time, energy, and stress.
Call Upon a Board Certified Family Law Specialist
If you are looking to fight for custody of your child(ren), then a Ventura child custody attorney at Cutter & Lax can help. We know the factors that play into the determination of child custody agreements and will do everything possible to ensure that our clients receive fair treatment. To learn more, give our firm a call today!
Want to contact Cutter & Lax? Give us a call at (818) 839-2533.