Divorce and Child Custody Attorney in Orange County

Throughout the years, I have practiced in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside counties, primarily in the area of Family Law. As a former Attorney for Legal Aid, I met victims of domestic violence.

Custody disputes are often strenuous and stressful periods for both the parents as well as the children. The matter gets further aggravated if there are negative feelings between the parents, threatening to drag the legal battle for years with bitter fights between all parties involved.

There may be circumstances where only one parent gets sole custody of the child, primarily because the court isn't satisfied that the other parent can care for them adequately. If you're engaged in a custody battle, you may also be undergoing periods of stress and fear of losing your rights to your children.

Dolores Lopez and her competent attorneys have decades of experience in handling custody matters with emotional turbulence. We've helped numerous parents with their custody cases, not only winning them their fair rights but also serving the child's interest to the best of our abilities. We'll use all resources at hand to win you a favorable outcome with minimum dispute with your ex-spouse.

Child Custody in California

Child Custody Attorney in Orange Countyis mainly of two kinds, as recognized by California law. They are in physical and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the place of residence of the child. The parent with physical custody is in charge of the child with the right to make daily decisions in their lives. The parents can also share physical custody of the child, where the child lives with one parent while the other has rights to limitations.

On the other hand, legal custody means the right of the parent(s) to make major decisions in the child's life, such as education, religious preference, and healthcare. Courts mostly award joint legal custody to the parents, regardless of who has the physical custody. Though the judge can award sole legal custody as well, joint legal custody is preferred presuming that it's in the best interest of the child.

Contact us today at 07147337065 for expedited legal assistance on all family disputes and for protecting your child's best interests.