One of the greatest concerns for divorcing couples is parenting rights. Who should be awarded primary custody? What rights does each parent have? In California, a child’s mother is automatically viewed as the legal parent. The mother has the right to establish paternity on behalf of the child’s father to obtain child support.
If your rights as a mother are at risk of being violated, Westover Law Group is ready to protect them. We have the extensive knowledge and trial experience needed to guide you through the complexities of the legal system. Make the best decision for your family and future by working with Andrew L. Westover, a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
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What Rights Do Mothers Have In Custody Cases?
Divorce does not automatically grant a mother custody rights of her child. Prior to the custody order being given, a judge will review the case and decide what type of parenting arrangement would suit the needs and best interests of the child.
Issues such as abuse, high-conflict separations and unverified paternity can complicate the validity of mother’s rights. In cases like these, a mother can file a protective order to grant the mother custody, restrict the father’s visitation privileges or order the father to pay child support for up to one year.
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At Westover Law Group, we are dedicated to resolving your family law matters through negotiations. But if we find that a favorable outcome cannot be secured outside of court, we will not hesitate to litigate for your rights and interests and the well-being of your children. We work tirelessly to ensure that your rights as a mother are understood and protected.
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