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Child custody matters can be extremely complicated, especially when both parents cannot come to a mutual agreement. Often times child custody battles are the most heated and emotional parts of a divorce. For this reason, it is crucial that you have a divorce attorney on your side that understands the ins and outs of California custody laws and knows how to enforce your rights in the courtroom.
The Tate Law Group, APC offers compassionate and zealous counsel for parents seeking to protect their rights. Our Temecula divorce lawyer has more than a decade of legal experience and can provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult time. You don't have to go through these legal obstacles alone; get a qualified legal professional on your side today!
In short, physical custody refers to which parent the child will physically live with. One parent can have sole physical custody, or the state can award joint physical custody. The child will live switch off living with each parent if joint custody is ordered.
While many parents fight over the custody of their children, they don't fully understand the types of custody they are battling for. It is essential that you know what type of custody is on the table and how you can best present your case in this situation. The two main types of custody include sole custody and joint custody. Within those two, you can break down the type even further, getting into legal and physical.
Depending on the relational and familial situation, a judge may decide to give one parent sole physical custody of a child/children. In California, most courts aim to give joint custody whenever possible, including joint physical custody. This is done in the best interests of the child, so if both parents are suitable guardians, they will likely receive equal physical custody.
Want to learn more about custody options and how to protect your rights to custody of your child in a divorce? Contact the Tate Law Group, APC today to discuss your case.