Joint vs. Sole Custody

Child Custody Lawyer in Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks


The differences between joint and sole custody of minor children involve the rights and responsibilities of making decisions and taking actions relative to the health, education and welfare of the minor children. In California, it is rare for one parent to be granted sole legal custody. Most parents have what is termed "joint legal custody," in which both parents have rights and responsibilities regarding critical decisions, such as where the child will attend school, whether or not to undergo medical treatments or procedures, and the many other decisions affecting the general welfare of the children.

Should I seek sole legal custody?

If you are involved in a divorce or child custody case, and are seeking legal counsel to navigate through the state laws regarding custody, as well as the extensive court requirements in a divorce or child custody litigation matter, please call our law firm today. At Richard Ross Associates, we are fully qualified to handle any custody matter, no matter how complex or contested.

We have been in the business of representing clients and protecting their legal rights in child custody disputes for over 30 years. As an expert family law attorney, board-certified by the State Bar of California, Richard Ross is unsurpassed by any other divorce lawyer in Thousand Oaks or Westlake Village, in his knowledge and expertise regarding child custody.

Seeking counsel is a wise and responsible thing to do when facing a custody dispute over your children. Whether or not to fight for sole custody is a question that can best be answered by a seasoned, highly trained family law attorney who has been there before, and can advise you of the likelihood of success, as well as plan a strategy that could be more effective in achieving a positive outcome.


Contact us today for an initial evaluation of your case.