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Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody Lawyer

Joint Custody and Sole Custody

Need a lawyer for your child custody case? If you are caught in the middle of a divorce, you know how emotionally trying this time may be and if there are children involved, it can be even more difficult. To ensure that your proceedings go smoothly, it is to your advantage to hire a Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer who can help you familiarize yourself with all the laws governing child custody and visitation in California. A judge will always favor in the best interest of the child and grant one or both parents custody of their children.

Types of Child Custody in California

In California, there are two types of custody that are usually granted to parents - legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the legal responsibility a parent retains in making the important medical and legal decisions for the child. Physical custody describes which parent the child lives with. There are several different outcomes that a child custody case can come to. Each parent may be granted joint (shared) or sole custody. Then there are mixed arrangements that can be agreed upon such as joint legal custody and sole physical custody or vice versa.

You may also be able to modify your custody order if there is a substantial change in your schedule or living arrangements.

What Are My Visitation Rights?

Looking for a lawyer for your visitation case in Rancho Cucamonga? As a parent, you have the right to be involved in your child's life. Numerous studies have shown that children who get to spend time with both parents are happy and well-rounded; that is why it is so crucial that if you are not the custodial parent, you work with an attorney to reserve visitation rights.

Common types of visitation include:

  • Scheduled visitation- Specifically outlined by the court
  • Reasonable Visitation- Left open for the parents to decide
  • Supervised Visitation- Visitation with a third party supervisor to oversee things

Supervised visitation is granted when the child's safety is at risk by being left alone with one parent and the visitation needs to be supervised by another responsible adult or professional agency. If you are unhappy with your court-ordered visitation or you wish to seek more visitation rights with your child, you need to contact my family law firm, The Law Office of Stephanie J. Squires & Associates, APLC, as soon as possible. I have been resolving child custody and other family disputes for over 15 years and I know what it takes to secure a favorable outcome. As a parent, you deserve to be involved in your child's life and I will help you fight for that.

Call today to speak with an experienced lawyer.

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