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Before a divorce can be finalized, the divorcing couple must settle matters related to property division, support, and child custody. Because the terms of custody determine where a child will live and who will be responsible for important decisions, this can be one of the most difficult areas for a divorcing couple to agree on.
Fortunately, our legal team at the Tate Law Group, APC is equipped to guide to a favorable solution. Our Hemet divorce attorney has nearly 20 years of experience and can help you protect your child and your future. Call today to learn more about our seasoned approach to family law!
In order to make an effective child custody plan, both parents must work to ensure that their choices line up with the child's best interest. When they have finished negotiating or disputing these terms, each of the former spouses may have access to physical and/or legal custody. With these custodial rights, a parent will able to live with their child (physical custody) and make important decisions concerning their health, education, and so forth (legal custody).
The means by which these terms will be settled depends on a number of factors. If the former spouses can reach an agreement for child custody in an uncontested divorce, they can choose a plan that works best for both of them; however, if they cannot agree, they will have to resolve their differences in a divorce hearing. At this hearing, a judge will take various factors into consideration before issuing a ruling. Retain a Hemet family lawyer to ensure the best possible result in your custody ruling.
The Tate Law Group, APC can help you reach an optimal child custody agreement. Discuss your case with our lawyer in a free case evaluation!