Sacramento Child Custody Attorney
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Successful Child Custody Arrangements Are Possible
Families change, but there are strategies to lessen the impact of a break up on children. Parental attitudes directly affect children during a divorce.
The child’s best interests direct well crafted custodial orders. California law balances two goals: First, ensuring “frequent and continuing” contact of the child with both parents. Second, safeguarding the “health, safety and welfare” of the child. When these goals conflict, the safety of the child prevails.
Child custody disputes can cause the most anxiety in a break up. Your spouse may employ scare tactics as a manipulation strategy. If so, consult an experienced family law attorney immediately.
The term “Physical Custody” concerns where children spend their time. “Legal Custody” allows for decision making for the child (such as school selection). Custody orders can be joint (both parents) or sole (to one parent alone).