Joint Custody Laws in CA
Pasadena Divorce Lawyer
When you secure a
divorce, you are responsible to decide who will maintain
custody of your children. In many cases, parents decide to establish joint custody,
evenly dividing responsibility for their child's living conditions
and/or well-being. The Law Offices of Randy W. Medina can help you reach
the best custody decision for your case.
Our attorney has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State
Bar, and practices exclusively as a Pasadena family lawyer. He is dedicated
to seeking the welfare of his clients and can provide wholehearted service
to benefit your family at this difficult time.
Contact our firm for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
Benefits of Joint Custody
Custody is designed to benefit children in a divorce. Whether you reach
an uncontested custody agreement or seek a resolution in court, you should
always hold your child's best interest in mind. For this reason, California
courts generally facilitate joint custody arrangements. These terms of
custody are often best for everyone involved.
Benefits of joint custody include:
- Both parents are involved in important decisions
- Equal amounts of time spent with a child
- Maintained involvement in your child's life
- Reduced child support payments
Not all aspects of custody have to fall under a joint custody arrangement.
Legal custody is separate from physical custody—meaning that a parent
who maintains the right to spend time with their child (physical custody)
may not retain the ability to make important decisions (legal custody).
While these are generally shared under joint custody, they can be distributed
unevenly according the perceived well-being of your child.
Retain a Compassionate Lawyer
As our divorce lawyer, Randy W. Medina has practiced family law for more
than 15 years, and can guide you through the challenging process of determining
a beneficial custody plan. He understands the importance of maintaining
a hand in your child's welfare, and is ready to help you negotiate
an arrangement that benefits you and your child.
Contact our firm, the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina, APLC, for your free consultation!