When couples separate or get a divorce, their children are affected in many different ways. Child custody issues can be some of the most difficult and stressful issues for all parties involved to resolve. It is vital for the parents to create an appropriate parenting plan that affords children a smooth transition into their new lives. A parenting plan is a parent’s written agreement about how much time the child will spend with each parents, and how the parent will make decisions about the child’s welfare and education.
In California, either parent can have custody of the children or the parents can share custody. The judge makes the final decision about custody and visitation but generally will approve the parenting time that both parents agree on.
Two types of child custody:
- Legal custody means that parents make important decisions such as health, education and welfare.
- Physical custody means that parents make decision as to who the children live with.
These custody formats can be joint where both parents share the right and responsibility to make important decisions or sole, where only one part has the right and responsibility to make such decisions.
Children are the highest priority in all domestic relationships and as such are the highest priority at Pondeva & Sohrab, APC as well. When deciding to make parenting plan our attorneys will assist you to make correct decisions that will protect the welfare of your children.
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