For many couples, the custody arrangements for their children constitute the single most stressful, anxiety-inducing, and difficult aspect of their divorce. In cases involving same-sex couples, the issue can be complicated because typically the child is either adopted or is not the biological child of either parent.
Our team at the Bez Law Firm, P.C. understands your concerns. We have successfully advocated for families throughout Northern California for many years. You can rely on us to protect your child's interests and to uphold your parental rights.
Set up a consultation with a knowledgeable Sacramento child custody lawyer today at (916) 512-8944.
California's State family law requires a judge to consider the best interests of the children when determining a custody/visitation case. Neither parent can be given an automatic advantage or preference based on gender. In fact, the court views shared custody as the ideal solution whenever possible, as involvement from both parents is viewed as best for the child unless domestic violence is involved.
The court may also seek to identify which parent is most likely to foster a healthy co-parenting relationship. Based on the health, safety, and well-being of the child, the judge will seek to make a decision that protects the child's interests and well-being based on a review of the individual facts of the case.
California allows for two types of custody:
Custody can also come in two forms:
Child custody is one of the factors the court looks at when determining child support. If a spouse is awarded full sole custody of the child from a marriage relationship, logically they will be fronting more of the financial responsibility for raising that child. However, there are many more elements that go into the child support decision, so it is important to discuss your situation in full with your divorce attorney before jumping to any conclusions.
Common factors that may affect your child support calculation in California include:
After all of these factors have been evaluated, the court will rule in favor of what it believes is the child's best interest. This is why it's crucial to have your case presented by an experienced and thorough Sacramento divorce attorney. A misunderstanding of your case by the court could result in an unfavorable outcome for you, which can affect your child's future. By calling the Bez Law Firm, P.C., you can have peace of mind that your case is being given the diligent attention it deserves.
Once the court has handed down orders pertaining to child custody/support, it may eventually become necessary to change those orders to better reflect your current situation.
Our team at the Bez Law Firm, P.C. can answer your questions about the modification process and grounds for changing court-ordered arrangements. Our Sacramento family lawyers are prepared to advocate for you, protecting your parental rights and your child's best interests.
Our team at the Bez Law Firm, P.C. provides answers to our clients' questions about child custody, child support, and more. We're accomplished, proven, and reliable. You can trust us for answers and support. We've been advocating for families in Placer County for years.
Reach our team at (916) 512-8944 to discuss your custody matter. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Rocklin, and Roseville.