Child Custody & Visitation
Carlsbad Child Custody & Visitation Attorney
Your Child's Best Interests Are Our Priority
We understand the paramount importance of safeguarding the well-being and best interests of children during times of family transition. Our dedicated team of compassionate and experienced attorneys specializes in child custody and visitation matters, offering comprehensive legal guidance and support to parents navigating through these delicate situations. With a deep understanding of the intricate nuances and evolving laws surrounding child custody, we strive to advocate for our clients rights while fostering an environment that promotes the stability, happiness, and healthy development of the children involved.
At Apogee Law Group, we are committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to the unique circumstances of each case, ensuring the protection of parental rights and the promotion of positive parent-child relationships. If you are facing issue with child custody and visitation, contact us today at (858) 933-4511 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help.
Child Custody & Visitation FAQs
What is the Difference Between Legal Custody and Physical Custody?
Legal custody refers to the right and responsibility to make the decisions relating to a child’s health, education, and welfare. Physical custody refers to a parent’s right to have actual possession of the child.
What Does the Court Consider When Making a Decision for Child Custody?
The court will make custody orders based on “the best interest” of the child. When thinking about what is in the best interest of the child, the court can consider essentially any factor. Commonly, the court will look at the health, safety, and welfare of the child, any history of abuse, the nature and amount of contact with the parent seeking custody, and the habitual or continual use of controlled substances and/or alcohol. In addition, if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an opinion, the child wishes.
Can I Modify My Child Custody Orders?
Yes, it is possible to change child custody orders in California under certain circumstances. In California, child custody orders can be modified if there has been a significant change in circumstances since the original custody order was issued. A significant change may include factors such as a parents relocation, changes in the childs needs, or evidence of a parents inability to provide a safe and stable environment for the child. However, it is important to note that the courts primary consideration is always the best interests of the child. To request a modification of child custody orders, you would typically need to file a motion with the court and provide evidence supporting the need for the modification. It is advisable to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can guide you through the legal process and help present your case effectively.