California Child Custody Laws

California child custody laws main focus is on the child’s best interest. What exactly does best interest mean? A child’s health, safety, education and general welfare are at the top of the list from the outset. It’s ideal if you and your partner can agree on a parenting plan that resolves legal custody, physical custody and parenting time. Legal custody is about having a voice, sharing information and making

Smart decisions as parents. Physical custody and parenting time involved frequent and regular involvement with the child. Unfortunately there are situations where parents can’t or won’t agree. Domestic violence, child abuse or substance abuse are just some of the reasons parents end up in family court which can ultimately lead to custody battles over the child when you and the

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other parent find yourself in this

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situation a family law judge will make the decision on behalf of both the parents regarding the child California child custody laws give family courts discretion and options in this process

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the judge can legally do any of the

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following hold a full hearing with

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testimony from the parents witnesses and

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possibly even the children a point of

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private child custody evaluator

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typically a psychologist to look at the

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custodial issues and make

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recommendations to the court order an

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investigation otherwise known as a CCI

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in Orange County a point of miners

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Council which is a lawyer for a child no

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matter what your child custody situation

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may be an experience California child

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custody lawyer is a necessity

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here’s why

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your children mean the world to you and

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California child custody laws can get

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complex don’t navigate the family law

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system on your own

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we are ready to help learn more about

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child custody laws in California and our

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dedicated orange county family law firm