Murrieta Child Custody Lawyer
At Westover Law Group, our commitment to our clients is our top priority. We understand that making decisions that are right for your kids while also keeping your personal wishes in mind can be a struggle. We take a client-focused approach and look for every possible path toward the most favorable outcome possible.
The decisions you make now could have long-term effects on your future and your child’s future. At Westover Law Group, we understand what you are going through, and we want to help. We have extensive experience in complex child custody issues, including relocation and issues specific to military parents. Whatever issues you may be facing, we can help guide your steps toward a brighter future.
What Do We Offer Our Clients?
- Our lead attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist (recognized expert) who has been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
- We handle all types of family law matters, including complex custody disputes.
- We are known for our credibility, dependability and loyalty when our clients need it most.
- We offer confidential consultations and answer all calls 24/7.
Our client testimonials speak for themselves.
Have Questions About Your Rights?
We would be happy to discuss your case. Contact us at 951-894-8440 to learn more about your options.
Types Of Custody
Judges in California understand the importance of preserving the relationship between child and parent. However, depending on the facts of the case, it may not always be possible for the parents to have equal parenting time, although that is often the goal.
Parents may also disagree about how they would like their child to be raised, leading to the need to bring the case to court. Following are two types of custody the court will award:
- Legal custody: This is a parent’s right to contribute to or make important decisions regarding the child’s well-being, medical care, education and religious upbringing. Sole legal custody refers to when one parent is in charge of making these decisions. Joint legal custody means that both parents are involved, and is the typical court decision.
- Physical custody: This refers to where the child will live, and with which parent. The custodial parent is the one who has custody, and the noncustodial parent will typically have visitation rights. The decision to grant physical custody is based on a variety of factors, such as the parents’ living arrangements, finances, work schedules and whether or not there was a history of domestic violence.
As a general rule, all judges render custody decisions based on “the child’s best interests” — in other words, whatever the judge believes will benefit the child most in the long-run. This decision will be made upon review of all the evidence.
Contact Us Today
When you are ready to begin, do not hesitate to contact Westover Law Group and schedule a free case consultation. We can help shoulder some of the burdens and explain your rights and options so that you are well prepared if your case goes to court. We strive to offer you and your family the greatest chance of future success.