Child Custody Lawyer in San Diego
Advocating for the Best Interests of Children
California has a policy of ensuring that each parent has frequent and continuing contact with minor children. This mandate is vague, which makes custody and visitation issues extremely nuanced.
When you need an experienced and compassionate child custody attorney in San Diego, call Embry Family Law P.C. We provide effective legal representation with a client-focused approach. Let our team explain the law and the legal process as it applies to your unique situation.
If you are dealing with a custody dispute, call (619) 485-6476 to learn about your legal options.
Custody in California
Courts in California use the best interest of the child as the standard when determining how parenting time should be shared between parents. In some cases, one parent may have primary custody while the other has visitation once or twice during the week. In other situations, parenting time is shared equally.
There are two types of custody that are considered: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the child will live and spend time. Legal custody refers to who has the right to make major decisions for the child.
Legal custody allows parents to make decisions regarding:
- Education and childcare
- Medical care
- Religious activities
- Summer camp
- Sports and extracurricular activities
Physical and legal custody can either be shared jointly – with both parents making the decisions – or held solely by one parent. When parents are unable to come to an agreement, the judge will base custody decisions on what he or she believes is in the child’s best interests.
Building Your Custody Case
Navigating a custody case can be challenging, and it is important to work with an attorney who is skilled in this area and knowledgeable of California custody law. Our San Diego child custody lawyer at Embry Family Law P.C. has extensive experience negotiating and litigating child custody and visitation issues. We will provide an honest assessment of your case, tell you what you need to hear, and explain what is likely to happen in your situation. We help clients look past the difficulty of the present and see the future.