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Clovis Child Custody Lawyers

Fighting for the Best Interests of California Parents & Their Children

If you have recently gone through a divorce or otherwise had a falling out with the mother or father of your child, you may be concerned about child custody. The decision regarding whether one or both parents retain custody of one or more children can be contentious and lead to fierce custody battles. Even if you and your former partner are on relatively good terms, custody can still be a complicated matter to resolve both legally and emotionally.

Having an experienced child custody attorney on your side can help make the legal process of establishing custody far more pleasant and straightforward. At Hemb Law Group, our team of attorneys has been handling such cases for over three decades. We possess the experience, drive, and compassion necessary to help you navigate even the most complicated custody matters.

Contact us online or call (559) 206-1705 to set up your no-obligation case evaluation today!

California Child Custody Laws

Parents are granted legal and physical custody of their child/children. Whether they have sole or joint with the other parents depends upon the facts of the case.

Legal custody involves the right to make decision on behalf of their child/children as relates to:

  • Selection of regular childcare providers or daycare centers
  • Enrollment in or leaving a particular private or public school
  • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • Beginning or ending of psychiatric, psychological, or other mental health counseling or therapy
  • Selection of a doctor, dentist, or other health professional (except in emergency situations)

If the parents have joint legal custody, they must agree on any changes or seek court approval as to the changes being requested by one of the parents.

If only one parent has legal custody i.e.: sole custody, only that parent can make all of the decisions on behalf of the child/children. However, Family Code §3025 still applies as to the parent not having legal custody.

Physical custody involves with whom the child/children will be residing either primarily or on an equal basis. Parents can have joint physical custody with one parent only having supervised visits.

Custody and visitation orders can be either temporary or permanent. How the orders are stated will provide direction on how easy or difficult it is to modify them as your child/children’s needs change or there are significant changes as to how the other parent cares for the child/children.

If you are seeking to modify the current child custody and visitation orders, the court must look at a substantial list of factors including but not limited to the following:

  • The best interests of the child;
  • Hear what the child’s wishes and concerns are if they are 14 years of age or older;
  • History of domestic violence between the parents and/or the parent and another;
  • History of child abuse as to the child/children or another’s child;
  • History of drug abuse;
  • The amount of time that each parent spends with the child/children and any activities that they are involved in with the child/children;
  • The ability of the parents to communicate effectively with each other as to the child/children.

We understand that each child custody case is unique as to the parties, so do not be discouraged if you believe that the odds of obtaining a new order is against you. With the appropriate legal help coupled with the courage to change, the possibility of obtaining custody rights to your child/children may be within reach.

How a Clovis Child Custody Attorney Can Help

At Hemb Law Group, we understand the many complexities and challenges that come with child custody cases. We are prepared to provide effective and compassionate representation tailored to your unique needs and desired outcome throughout the duration of your case. If you are looking for an experienced, local law firm to help you retain custody of your child, contact us right away for the advocacy you deserve.

Call (559) 206-1705 or contact us online today for a confidential legal consultation.

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