Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody Attorney
Family Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga Representing Parents in All Types of Child Custody Matters
When parents decide to divorce or legally separate, and there are children involved, one of the major issues that will have to be sorted out is child custody. The best way to protect your rights during this process is to hire a competent Rancho Cucamonga family law attorney. Whether you are going through a divorce and need to establish a custody agreement, or you are looking to make modifications of court order on arrangements that already are in place, we can help.
At Cho, Sheasby, Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we are intimately familiar with all aspects of family law and can aggressively work to see that the most favorable outcome possible is the result of your case. Child custody agreements can affect child support proceedings as well, so it is very important to look at the big picture and consider everything that will need to be worked out during this process.
What Major Issues Are Included in a Child Custody Agreement?
When a child custody agreement is worked out, there are three basic areas to cover:
- Physical custody - where the child will permanently reside. This can be "sole" custody, where the child or children reside with one parent and the other has rights to visitation. There is also "joint" custody, where the child or children spend significant periods of time living with both parents.
- Legal custody - this determines who has the right and responsibility to make decisions about education, health, welfare, etc of the child or children.
- Visitation rights - if sole custody is the outcome of the child custody agreement, a plan must be made to allow the non-custodial parent time with the child or children.
The decisions that pertain to child custody will be based on the best interests of the children and will differ from family to family. There is no set way of deciding what the outcome will be and will heavily depend on how the issues are presented. This is why it is so important to have an experienced legal representative, who is familiar with all aspects of family law, to help to provide guidance in these types of matters.
If you or someone you know needs help sorting out child custody matters, or making changes to already existing agreements,
Contact a Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody Lawyer
from our firm now to find out what your legal rights are as a parent.