Child custody and visitation rights are often a contentious issue in divorce actions and may arise through a pending divorce or where a divorce has already been decreed in the past. If the parents in a divorce, legal separation, or paternity case cannot agree on custody and visitation matters, these issues will be decided by the court. Generally, courts determine such issues on the basis of what is in the best interests of the child. Child custody grants custodial parents the right to make decisions in regards to the child. Custodial parents are legally responsible for the child, including making decisions about the child's health, education, religious training, and overall welfare.
If you need legal help in regards to a custody or visitation matter, the Law Offices of Susanne A. Coine offers sensitive and capable legal advice and representation in any legal proceeding. Our firm is dedicated solely to the practice of family law. Because of this, we are extremely familiar with handling these issues in the local courts and can provide skilled and detailed legal assistance in helping you resolve this issue. Our Calabasas divorce attorney can represent you in any custody or visitation matter where it involves a pending divorce, a post-divorce situation, or in cases where the parents have never been married.
Types of Child Custody
Various types of child custody exist. Generally, it is divided into legal custody and physical custody and may be held jointly by both parents or solely, by one parent. Legal custody refers to the right to make major decisions about the child's life, such as those involving education and health. Physical custody refers to where and with whom the child will reside. Where joint custody is granted, parents must be able to communicate and work together on behalf of their children.
Where one parent refuses visitation rights, violates custody orders, or seeks to modify existing custody and visitation orders, legal action is required to remedy the situation. Our firm can assist either party in any of these critical matters.
Contact a Calabasas child custody / visitation lawyer at the firm for dedicated legal assistance with any custody or visitation matters today.