Helping You Do What’s Best For Your Children
Family law cases that involve children are often difficult and emotional, and for good reason. Your kids are important to you, and the prospect of losing time with them can be hard to think about. At Strategic Law Command, we know the important place your children occupy in your life, and do everything we can to make the process of determining custody easier.
We aim to provide clients with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their families. When emotions are running high, the last thing you need is a lawyer who will leave you in the dark. We’re available to our clients 24/7, providing answers when you need them most.
California Custody Basics
It’s important to keep in mind that child custody deals with two separate legal rights. Physical custody refers to where the child lives and, more importantly, which parent they live with. Legal custody is a parent’s authority to make decisions about important parts of a child’s life, such as health care, as well as where they go to school. One parent might have either one of these rights, or both. To decide questions of custody, a court focuses on what arrangement is in the best interest of the child.
Determining A Child’s Best Interests
Neither parent is automatically given custody of children. California courts look to a variety of factors when deciding a custody plan that is in the child’s best interests. Some of these factors are:
- The child’s age
- Any health issues
- Ties to school or community
- Emotional connection to parent
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child, financially and emotionally
- Family history of violence or drug abuse, if any
A parent’s marital status, lifestyle, sexual orientation or religion is not a legitimate basis for rewarding or denying custody.
Let Our Experience Guide You
Our attorneys can help you build a case that pursues a lasting custody solution for you and your co-parent. Let our 50 years of combined experience provide you with the support you need to find a child custody agreement that helps your child flourish. Call our Roseville office at 916-312-6945 or send us an email to get started.