Santa Maria Child Custody Lawyer
Looking to Gain Physical Custody?
Divorces are becoming more commonplace each year. With
divorce can come disputes over custody of a child or children. Where legal custody
refers to the right to make important decision for the child, physical
custody is independent and refers to which parent the child spends their
time with. If you are involved in a
child custody battle, a Santa Maria divorce attorney from our firm can advise you the
entire time and protect your interests in court.
For 28+ years, clients have been turning to us when experiencing a divorce
because we have a proven track record of obtaining desired results for
past clients. The
Law Offices of R. Morgan Holland, L.C. provides clients with high-quality and reliable legal advice that is tailored
to each client’s unique situation. We can give you the counsel and
representation you need, so you can trust us to work hard on your behalf
at all times!
What is a visitation schedule?
Physical custody is essentially where the child will live, or more appropriately,
who they will live with. The details are usually laid out in a visitation
schedule which details the custody and visitation arrangements that the
parents agree to. A schedule becomes biding and enforceable once the court signs it.
Some things to consider when writing a schedule include:
- Where your child will be during weekends and weekdays
- Where your child will be on holidays and special occasions
- Who your child stays with during summer vacation
- Times when either parent can take the child on vacation
If the child lives primarily with one parent, this parent is known as the
“custodial” or “resident” parent while the other
parent has the visitation rights.
Skilled Representation for Our Custody Dispute
Physical custody breaks down into sole or
joint based on how equitable the time both parents have the child live with
them is. While court generally try to maintain the child’s relationship
with both parents, they can award sole custody to a parent if the other
parent is in any way abusive or it does not serve the child’s best
interests to award joint custody. In some cases all visits with one parent
can be supervised by an appropriate third party.
When you are facing a custody dispute, call a Santa Maria child custody
attorney to provide you with the impartial, third-party advice you need
to make the right choices. The Law Offices of R. Morgan Holland, L.C.
has been helping clients resolve disputes for years and can make the difference
for your custody case.
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