Divorce is a difficult enough experience on its own, but can become even more difficult when children are involved. The amount of court involvement depends strongly on whether or not you and your spouse are able to cooperate regarding custody of your child or children. Whether your case is amicable or is hotly contested, you need a Roseville divorce lawyer by your side who can skillfully protect the best interests of you and your children.
Herrig & Vogt, LLP can provide the support, counsel, and relentless advocacy that you need for your child custody case. We understand how important the outcome of your case is and we will work with you to build a strategy that suits your unique situation. With our team on your side, you can have confidence knowing that you have a vigorous advocate for your child's best interests.
California has two categories of custody: physical and legal. These refer to where your child spends their time and who makes the major decisions for your child.
This type of custody refers to where the child will live after the divorce.
This type of custody refers to which parent or parents make legal decisions on behalf of the child, such as which school the child will attend, what medical services they receive, the religious activities in which they will be involved, etc.
Because the outcome of your custody orders have such a significant impact on your future relationship with your child, representation from our firm's Roseville divorce attorney may ensure that you reach a favorable ending. You need Herrig & Vogt, LLP on your side.
Since both physical custody and legal custody can be either joint or sole, you need to make sure you understand your rights. You also need a knowledgeable and experienced legal advocate who can skillfully argue your case and ensure that you receive the custody order you deserve.
Physical custody is typically the decision most parents are more concerned about. The court makes all final decisions based on what they believe is in "the best interests of the child." The court also begins with the assumption that joint custody would be better for the child unless outside factors indicate otherwise.
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If one parent spends less time with the child, a visitation schedule is required. This is known as "parenting time" or a "parenting plan."
This schedule should include how time will be spent on:
Regardless of what you and your former spouse want, the court always considers the best interests of the child first. This refers to both legal and physical custody. If, however, a significant life change occurs after your custody orders are finalized, the court may consider a modification of child custody.
Our firm understands that when children are involved, cases must be handled with a special level of tact. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we have more than 100 years of combined experience that we frequently draw from for legal matters of all kinds. Our Roseville child custody attorneys are here to answer your questions and represent your rights throughout the custody process.
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