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Child Custody Attorney in Lancaster

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Custody describes how parents share the responsibilities for their children following a divorce. This is an important decision to make as it will greatly influence your child’s life moving forward. Whether you and the other parent are on the same page about custody or have some disagreements, our firm can help you navigate this decision.

The Jimenez Law Group, APC, has helped hundreds of families reach solutions to their cases. Our Lancaster child custody attorney is backed by more than 18 years of experience and is passionate about providing family-oriented legal services that take into consideration the needs of everyone involved, especially the children.

Get started on your case today by calling our firm at (661) 369-8655. Se habla español. We serve clients in the Antelope & Santa Clarita Valleys.

How Is Child Custody Determined in California?

California allows parents to share custody of the children or for one of the parents to have custody. Typically, if both parents are able to come to an agreement about a parenting plan, the judge will approve it. However, if parents are unable to agree on the custody arrangement, the judge will make the final decision.

There are two types of child custody:

  • Legal custody: This outlines which parent will make important decisions on behalf of the child, such as health care, education, and general upbringing, on behalf of the child.

  • Physical custody: This outlines which parent the child lives with at what time.

Both these types of custody can be the shared responsibility of both parents or the primary responsibility of just one parent. Custody is decided after the court considers the many factors involved in the case, such as the child’s age, the child’s health, the ability of the parents to care for the child, and so on.

Child Custody Factors in California

The family law courts in California will consider several factors when deciding on a child custody case. The ultimate goal is always to rule in the best interest of the child. Some of these factors include:

  • Child’s age

  • Child’s health

  • Parents’ ability to care for the child

  • Emotional tie between parent and child

  • History of domestic violence

  • History of substance abuse

  • The child’s tie to home and/or community

  • Child’s preference

For questions or advice regarding your specific case, contact our firm today!

Call The Jimenez Law Group, APC Today for Legal Guidance

Child custody can be a highly emotional and tense issue following a divorce. If you need help creating a parenting plan or wish to modify an existing child custody arrangement, get in touch with our firm to discuss your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about your options.

Why Choose The Jimenez Law Group, APC

High Quality Legal Service You Expect

  • 18 years of Experience

    You can be confident that your attorney has the experience to achieve the best possible result.

  • Tailored Service

    We will customize our approach and solutions around your unique goals and needs.

  • Honest & Reliable

    If we don't think something is in yours or your child's best interest, we are not afraid to tell you.

  • Comprehensive Guidance

    We help our clients with a wide range of legal matters for Divorce.